By Miranda Leybourne Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A two-spirited Metis person with autism who took part in a Brandon University study looking at how to decolonize the condition says it changed their life for the better. Patty Douglas, the study’s lead researcher, launched “Exploring Indigenous Approaches in Autism” at the start of 2022 in partnership with the Manitoba Metis Federation Southwest Region and the Brandon Friendship Centre. The study looked at how to improve school experiences and outcomes for autistic Indigenous people using the intersection of traditional western biomedicine and lived experience. Participants eligible to take part in the study were Indigenous autistic people, Indigenous or non-Indigenous family members, educators looking to talk about their experiences at school and others who work with autistic people. Participants did not
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