Being autistic in mainstream education | Becky Cox | TEDxYouth@StPeterPort
Becky's talk is inspired by her recent diagnosis of being on the Autism spectrum, and how this has affected her life. Becky talks about how autism is diagnosed and the issues of being autistic within mainstream education and specific specialised schools for autism.
I had a choice, whether or not I told people I’m autistic and there are people here who don’t know that about me yet, but I’m not going to keep quiet. We want acceptance because we are here. In your schools, and in your workplaces, in your youth groups and in your events.
And we are not being invisible anymore.
A 17-year-old studying at Guernsey Grammar Sixth Form, Rebecca was diagnosed as autistic in August 2015. With an interest in English and journalism, she enjoys writing about her experiences.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx