My Interview with Eric Garcia: Journalist and Author of ‘We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation’

Image description: Eric Garcia, dressed in a suit and tie, sits on a bench and poses for the camera. Like many others across the globe and at this university, I am autistic. My official diagnosis came shortly after my 22nd birthday this year, and in my desperate attempt at navigating this newfound knowledge about myself […]

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Number of undergraduate students declaring a disability rises to 18%, annual report finds

Image Description: An aerial view of Oxford including the Radcliffe Camera, All Souls College and the High Street. The University of Oxford this week revealed that the number of undergraduates declaring a disability has now risen to 18% of the total student body. The largest single group reported mental health conditions, with 26.9% of this group […]

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Oscars so Abled? The Overwhelming Frequency of Non-disabled Actors Portraying Disabled Characters

Ever since Dustin Hoffman won the Oscar for Best Actor playing Rain Man, half of Best Actor Oscars have been won by men playing characters with significant disability. The 2018 Academy Awards have recently graced our screens; including Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar-winning performance last year in The Theory of Everything as motor neurone disease (MND) sufferer […]

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