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  • Writer's pictureAlvina Lai

Autism: As told by Mirabel Madrigal

Did you know that children with autism may find speech unpleasant? A study found that the voice-selective cortex in the left side of the brain was poorly linked to the brain regions associated with rewards.

We can help by supplementing speech with visual cues. Check out my PLOS article for Autism Awareness Month.

Of course, I had to enlist the help of Mirabel Madrigal from Encanto as she seems to know a thing or two about the difficulties in fitting in.

Even people who seem to have it all, like Luisa Madrigal, feel the pressure.

Luisa, "Pressure that’ll tip, tip, tip, till you just go pop!"

So if there’s one thing that Autism Awareness Month has taught us is the importance of not minimising the struggles of others.

I’d like to give a shout out to my wonderful sister Alyssa for helping me with the article. Couldn’t have done it without you sis <3

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