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September 18, 2021

Ever feel out of place? Like you don’t belong? As an autistic individual We feel this way often. But why? This talk explains exactly why, and how to overcome it. The illusion is that groups are the only ones to feel included. But what about me? Or you? Figure this out with the talk “The Illusion of Inclusion” Alexander Sherman was born in Tampa, Florida. For the past twenty years he has been trying to impact people and communities wherever he goes. The topic of his Ted Talk is related specifically to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in people, schools, and communities. When Alex was growing up it was not wholly recognized in schools and medical communities. So, he has shared as often as he can to as many people as he can about his experiences as an Autistic student and adult. Alex has spent extensive time volunteering and working with organizations handling disabilities, as well as underrepresented youth coming from diverse communities. Diversity and inclusivity are more present in the world than it has ever been before, so naturally how we talk about these things must change as well. He would like to thank everyone that has participated in this journey, all of you matter. Most of all Alex would like to thank his mother Karen Settle, none of this would have been possible without you. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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