Myra LalDin

Myra LalDin

The author is a recent graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Currently, she is a Teaching Fellow and is involved in Diversity and Cultural Awareness research at Harvard. She also serves as the Program Manager for Our Golden Hour, an educational non-profit working to expand educational opportunities to children in underserved areas and marginalised communities. She tweets as @myralaldin and @ourgoldenhour

This post is about Autism, but are you even going to bother reading it, Pakistan?

Last year at the Harvard Ed School we ‘lit it up blue’ for Autism Awareness. We had blue lights on the buildings and people wore blue shirts in solidarity. A lot of my focus while in school was on education in Pakistan, and so as I walked by and saw the sea of blue, I wondered what might be happening back home on this day. The State of Pakistan I found some articles about autism in Pakistan on popular online news outlets and magazines. I wondered how many people actually clicked on the articles and read them. Someone else had obviously ...

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