Immigration in America, Answers About Autism
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 487
- Feb 11, 2017
- 1:43:14 mins
Immigration in a Time of Walls, Vetting and Bans Guest: Ignacio Garcia, PhD, Professor of History, BYU; Jacob Hickman, PhD, Professor of Anthropology, BYU; Jacob Rugh, PhD, Professor of Sociology, BYU Border walls, “extreme vetting,” travel bans and a limit on refugees: we’re at a moment when the definition of what it means to be American is up for some debate. Who belongs here and who doesn’t? What can we demand of those who come here? Does putting “America First” mean putting the needs of all Americans first, or just those of certain races and religions? President Trump’s executive orders on immigration and border security – as well as new legislation proposed by several Republicans in Congress - aim to slow the flow of certain kinds of newcomers to America. What drives that urge? And what consequences does it hold? Answers About Autism Guest: Mikle South, Professor of Neuroscience, BYU; Terisa Gabrielsen, Professor of School Psychology, BYU; Jon Cox, Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Professor, BYU; Rebecca Lundwall, Professor of Neuroscience, BYU For parents and for public health experts, autism is confusing and frustrating. “Autism” can vary widely from one person to the next. In 2013, a range of disorders including Asperger’s were all classified under one umbrella as “autism spectrum disorder,” which may have served to confuse the matter further. So, today we’re going to try and get some answers about what autism is, what causes it and how it can be treated. For more information visit BYU's website on autism here.