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Sia’s Film “Music” Hurts the Autistic Community

By Diamond Marie PedrozaWeb Content Contributor On Nov. 19, 2020, Sia, famously known as a musician and songwriter, released the trailer for her film, “Music,” which she directed, produced and wrote. Since then, there has been major criticism, confusion and disapproval associated with her film. “Music” is about a non-verbal autistic girl called, Music, portrayed by Maddie Ziegler, who is raised by her sister, Zu, portrayed by Kate Hudson. The […]

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The Importance of Sesame Street Bringing Awareness to Autism

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor I’m pretty sure I'm not the only kid who was in love with Sesame Street growing up. Naturally, I was excited to hear that the show would be featuring a new Muppet for the first time in 50 years. What hyped me up even more about the announcement is that the new Muppet, whose name is Julia, is autistic. While everyone may not be […]

todayMarch 30, 2017 20

Autism Awareness

In the Public Interest

Super Powers Come from Within

"Hello, my name is Dianesse, but everyone calls me Dina." - Dianesse Plaza The person you’re listening to right now is Dianesse Plaza. She has been living with autism her entire life. She is a gocery store employee, and she's also my sister. "I’m autistic but enough about that. What I’m really working on is my artwork- my manga. It’s about this story called the “Junior Soldiers.” It’s about 5 […]

todayDecember 5, 2013 33


In the Public Interest

Personal Story on Autism

It’s pitch black and cold until his eyes begin to flicker. He remembers he’s at home in his bed, and realizes it’s early morning. He sits up and recuperates in his surroundings. It’s time to start the day, although, his day isn't the same as everyone else’s. 30-year-old, Joshua Mar has a high functioning case of autism, and everyday is a new learning experience of how to handle his disorder. […]

todayDecember 3, 2013 311

In the Public Interest

Mental Health At Texas State

In this mental health episode of IPI, hosted by Harrison Keesee and Matt Alvarez,  Ila Mar talks about her personal connection with Autism, a disorder that is often misinterpreted. It's not a mental illness; it's a developmental disorder that often comes along with several mental illnesses. Texas State University's very own Executive Director of the Autism Research Center (CARES), Dr. Russell Lang, explains how autism is diagnosed and how it […]

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