DIS Child Development Faculty Publishes Article

Child Development and Diversity Faculty Member Publishes Article

DIS Faculty member Kari Gustafson recently published an article in the book ‘Researching Marginalized Groups.’

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Kari Gustafson’s article, ‘“Educated to Be Normal”: Listening to Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnoses,’ discusses the daily challenges that individuals with ASD diagnoses face. In the article, Kari transcribes her interviews with the participants, who share their struggle in adhering to what society deems ‘normal’ behavior, along with other challenges such as inclusion and exclusion in society and classrooms, bullying, and behavior in social situations.

Kari has a Masters of Education in Educational Psychology from Aarhus University, and is currently a board member of Autism Denmark, Copenhagen chapter and on the citizen advisory board for Handicap Center, Copenhagen. At DIS, Kari teaches Adolescence in Europe, a core course within the Child Development & Diversity program, which also explores the Scandinavian and Northern European context of developmental disorders such as ASD.

Access the entire book here.

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