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Brian Boyd, classroom-based interventions and the importance of representation

by  /  1 October 2023
Illustrated portrait of Brian Boyd.
Illustration by Richard A. Chance

Brian Boyd is William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and interim director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. In this episode of “Synaptic,” he discusses how his time as a counselor at a summer camp for autistic people cemented his interest in autism, how writing a statement about the Black Lives Matter movement for the International Society for Autism Research prompted personal introspection, and his youth in a small Virginia town.

Read the transcript here.

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