My guest this week is researcher Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, who studies the impact of stigma on adolescents. Her research has demonstrated that when schools are made safer for LGBTQ kids, they are safer for everyone, including the largest group targeted by anti-gay bullying: straight boys.
A conversation with David Finch, author of The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband, about how learning he has Aspergers helped him to stop blaming himself for the difficulties he had in relationships, and opened up a path to overcoming them.
In this conversation Temple Grandin vividly describes the various sensory ways that autistic people like herself experience the world differently from the ‘neurotypical’ majority. She also discusses a number of strategies to help autistic children reach their full potential.