Nick Frankel

Feeling Uncomfortable with Autism

…it is important, even necessary, to teach students with autism to feel uncomfortable. Who taught me this? The keynote speaker, Jonathan Chase, a professional mentor, presenter and consultant based in Portland, Oregon. He is an autist who shared a personal story to illustrate this point.

Mentorship and Autism

The Youth Mentoring Movement is an exciting and necessary one for teens with and without autism. In her 2010 TED talk, “The World needs all kinds of Minds”,, Temple Grandin stresses the importance of mentorship, especially in the school setting.

The Advantage of Autism

On June 2, 2016, I started Teachability, LLC, a social enterprise that solves the youth unemployment problem for people with invisible disabilities like autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I was driven by the success of my son and a deep need to share our strategies and vision with other families.

The Stigma of Autism

Google the word autism and this is what you’ll find: “a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts”