S18 Ep3: "It's Not You, It's the Autism Speaking"

Aired: 1/2/2017 | 0:02:40 | Clip
In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Best and Most Beautiful Things, Michelle Smith, a legally blind young woman on autism spectrum, confronts a former teacher who meant well but had low expectations for Michelle's future. From her perspective the teacher saw her as someone with a disability who needed to be "fixed," who treated her as a child rather than a quirky individual.