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Best and Most Beautiful Things - Autism Speaking - Clips

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In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Best and Most Beautiful Things, Michelle Smith, a legally blind young woman on autism spectrum, confronts a former teacher who meant well but had low expectations for Michelle's future. From her perspective the teacher saw her as someone with a disability who needed to be "fixed," who treated her as a child rather than a quirky individual.

Aired: 01/02/17 | Rating: NR

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