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Lia’s Blog

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Lia is a post-secondary student in Ontario living with Autism. Learn about her experiences navigating the post-secondary sector.   About Me! I’m currently in my first year at university, working towards a Bachelor of Music. I play saxophone and piano, and am hoping to have a career in the field of music therapy. I’m funny and quirky, and I love watching movies with my best friend....


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Autism on Campus – Part 1

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A Discussion with Dori Zener On a seemingly bleak Monday morning in March, the polar vortex of 2014 is in full force – Dori Zener a specialist in Autism Spectrum Disorder warmly invites the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health for a cozy chat in her office at the Redpath Centre in midtown Toronto. Even before I remove my winter gear it becomes apparent that Dori is passionate...


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Autism on Campus – Part 2

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A Discussion with Dori Zener, Continued   What are some myths or even stereotypes about students with ASD? How do we break those down? One major stereotype is that ASD often only affects males, however many females fly under the radar because they have learned how to “fake it” when it comes to social situations. I see many females who don’t get diagnosed until later in life...


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