The DSM-5-TR misses an opportunity to create a more inclusive diagnosis of autism by clinging to outdated stereotypes. Confronting the misalignment between simplistic conservative diagnostic models and the complex varied ways neurodiversity presents in different people is essential.
Diversity is an important topic discussed around campus, but among conversations surrounding it many people forget about neurodiversity. Neurodivergent minds that think differently are a creative strength at Pepperdine.
Debuting Feb. 10, Sia’s new movie, ‘Music,’ delves into the whirlwind that is the relationship of an autistic child and her half-sister. While the message is admirable, this movie should not be winning an award for Best Picture but Best Misrepresentation.
“Falling” shows the challenges and struggles that a family faces due to their son who has severe autism.
The Calabasas High Dance Team is spreading awareness once dance at a time. NewsWaves reporter Camry Bishop shares how the group was inspired to move for a cause.
Art by Peau Porotesano In recent years, the new fun trend in public health (endorsed by several celebrities like Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy) has been for parents not to vaccinate their children who attend public school. “Despite overwhelming evidence that vaccines are safe and effective, the rate of parents opting out of vaccines for […]
Photo Courtesy of Samantha Shipley The Pepperdine Volunteer Center will send students to volunteer with Experience Learning Support with Animals (ELSA), a local nonprofit organization designed to serve people with disabilities, this coming Tuesday. Since partnering with ELSA last semester, the PVC has offered students the opportunity to serve with the organization several times, most […]