Autism and Education

Beth Hankoff
5 min readOct 21, 2022

Hannah Gadsby Remembers the Day her Teacher Started Hating Her

A cartoon penguin’s upper half sticks out of a photo of a cardboard box. The caption says, “Wait! Am I made of box?”

Have you seen Hannah Gadsby’s comedy show, Douglas? This and another performance of hers, Nanette, are on Netflix right now. (I think you should watch Nanette first, but that is beside the point here). I relate to almost everything she says as a late-diagnosed autistic woman.

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Beth Hankoff

Neurodivergent educator, changemaker, advocate, mother, and follower of Jesus. I write about my life, parenting, education, autism, and mental health.