The class was composed mostly of very young prospective teachers. And, on top of that, most were general education majors, with only one special education major.
We began the evening easily enough with a brief introduction and a plug for Reality101. Then we watched a short DVD of a woman named Sue Rubin and her compelling story told in Autism is a World. After that we spent about 20 minutes discussing the professor’s notes about autism spectrum disorders (ASD)—the briefest of introductions to be sure, but enough to pique the interest of the students and whet their appetites for something bigger and better.