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The televised public forum featured a panel of experts and leaders. (l-r) Dr. Preston Wiles, Medical Director of the UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Autism Center; Texas State Rep. Garnet Coleman; Lee Cullum, KERA host and panel moderator; Vanita Halliburton, President and CEO of the Grant Halliburton Foundation; and Matt Roberts, President of Mental Health America of Dallas. Courtesy of The Dallas Morning News hide caption

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Christopher Hamsher, of Ontario, Oregon, lost his job recently. "I went ahead and opened my big mouth," says Hamsher. After overhearing a colleague speak ill of him Hamsher confronted him and was reported by a co-worker. He says because of the store's zero tolerance harassment policy, he was let go immediately. Now Hamsher is collecting social security and working for meals at a local bar. John Rosman/OPB hide caption

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