Deanna Pistono
Deanna Pistono dee-ANN-ah pis-TOH-no (she/her/hers)
RWJF Graduate Assistant

Deanna Pistono expects to graduate in December 2023 with a master’s degree in mass communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She received her undergraduate degree in government from Cornell University.

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‘Above all else, believe us’: Advocates say doctors can show biased behavior toward autistic adults

Several patients say doctors and others in the medical field often show biased behavior toward autistic adults. Advocates say some physicians fail to believe people when they say they are autistic, treat adults like children and use ableist language.

Medical care of autistic adults is marked with bias, advocates say. (Photo by Alex Proimos/Creative Commons)