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Article: Hidden Potential of Autistic Kids

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I really liked this opinion piece at Scientific American, so I thought I'd share:

 

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-hidden-potential-of-autistic-kids

post #2 of 5

Thanks for posting this article!

post #3 of 5

It's funny how so many of us who are familiar with autism, or have autism already know this.  Then some people have to write articles about it like it's a new idea.  But then it bothers me that the authors might be approaching the topic from a position that assumes autism does make a person 'less'.  There is still a lot of work to be done in public awareness/ public opinion. 

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There is. It's true. Articles like this are a starting point, though. Just think about how little everyone knew just 10 years ago. The perception *is* changing, and for the better. At least that's what I like to believe.biggrinbounce.gif

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It is a starting point.  I'd rather read articles like this than articles like 'vaccines cause autism'. 

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