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A note about this issue’s feature story, “When Your Dog Is On the Spectrum”:  The author, Nils Skudra, is himself on the autism spectrum—he has a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome.  Consequently, he would be the last person in this world to make fun or stereotype anyone else on the spectrum. Nils founded “Spectrum at UNCG”, an organization for undergraduate and graduate students on the spectrum.  He has been active in autism advocacy in Greensboro and has been a speaker at a number of events, including conferences by the Autism Society of North Carolina.   He writes the monthly movie review for “The Art of Autism” website and also is on the editorial board of Pittverse Magazine (out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), which is written ENTIRELY by people on the spectrum.

Additional Information about Nils:
Nils is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.  He received his B.A. in HIstory in 2015. He received a Master’s Degree in American History in 2018 from UNCG. He just received his second Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences at UNCG about 2 weeks ago.  He is also a Civil War historian and writes and publishes regularly in the field. He also writes other stuff (i.e. movie reviews) and is currently working on an article for the National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C. on Elizabeth Keckley (who was born into slavery and worked for a Hillsborough, NC family). He has just begun a job search and is ideally looking for a job as a military historian, archivist, or librarian or employment at a State historic site.

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