‘Curious’ promotes perspectives

By: Henry Eden ~Campus News Editor~ The Cincinnati Actors Studio & Academy (CASA) presented “A Night of Curious Incidents,” an event which included scenes from Simon Stephens’ acclaimed stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from March 2-5, as a fundraiser and awareness event for persons on the autism spectrum. The play has been celebrated for its portrayal of a young and severely autistic boy, Christopher Boone, as the protagonist who uses his incredible intellect to solve the crime of the death of his neighbor’s dog. The production was directed by Gina Cerimele-Mechley and featured … Continue reading ‘Curious’ promotes perspectives

Understanding autism: sensory differences

Before spring break, there was a picture that made the rounds on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Reddit. The picture was of a simple dress, which viewers saw as either black and blue or white and gold. Those with different opinions on the dress’s color argued vehemently, trying to find a reason for this baffling phenomenon. Eventually some scientists did come out with an explanation for the discrepancy: with the color of the background the way it was, our eyes naturally removed one of the colors. As neuroscientist Bevil Conway said in an article in Wired, “You’re trying to discount the … Continue reading Understanding autism: sensory differences