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Rosie King:
How autism freed me to be myself

TEDMED 2014 · 6:08 · Filmed Sep 2014
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“People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,” says 16-year-old Rosie King, who is bold, brash and autistic. She wants to know: Why is everyone so worried about being normal? She sounds a clarion call for every kid, parent, teacher and person to celebrate uniqueness. It’s a soaring testament to the potential of human diversity.

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Rosie King challenges stereotypes of people with autism and contextualizes the issue by asking us, “Why be normal?” Full bio
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