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Self-Advocacy Interviews

How to Navigate the Holiday Season with Anna Robinson

The holiday season can be a fun, but sometimes stressful, time for autistic people. On one hand, the season may include quality time spent with family and friends. However, it can also be a deviation from one’s routine which may include heightened sensory sensitivities and stimuli that can make the experience uncomfortable. In this interview,…

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College and Mental Health: An Interview with Nyla Cooper

OAR interviewed Nyla Cooper, a 2022 Synchrony Family Scholarship winner, and member of OAR’s Scholars’ Society, about the impact of mental health on her college experience. Nyla is a junior in the ARTs Foundation, majoring in Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, who is passionate about the arts. Art has aided her through her struggles…

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Jamie Malloy Full Interview

Jamie Thomas Malloy Age: 20 Hometown: Webster, New York University/Program: Junior studying Communications at Monroe Community College Autism Symptoms: Stimming, verbal repetition   On Self Advocacy I choose to discuss my diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome with everybody I know in all of my classes and throughout my scholastic career. At my high school graduation, I…

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Haley Moss Full Interview

Haley Moss Age: 22 Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida University/Program: Currently a Second-Year Law Student at the University of Miami. (J.D. expected May 2018). Go ‘Canes: it’s all about the U! I graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 with a B.A. in Criminology & Law and a B.S. in Psychology. Go Gators! Autism Diagnosis…

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