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January 23, 2019

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UCI-led study finds Harry Potter fan fiction challenges cultural stereotypes of autism

Online publishing platforms and digital media can provide opportunities for nonmainstream groups to push back against and offer alternatives to the simplistic stereotypes presented in literature and popular culture. A study led by the University of California, Irvine focused on Harry Potter fan fiction and discovered that autistic people, family members, teachers and advocates cast autistic characters in their stories in diverse ways that challenge typical representations.

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UCI-led study finds Harry Potter fan fiction challenges cultural stereotypes of autism


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