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  •  Okay, I understand better what you meant. Your (2+ / 0-)
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    point was to advocate for folks being shut out of the hiring process precisely because the firms are looking to autistic folks as "brilliant."

    That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

    by concernedamerican on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 12:53:50 PM PDT

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    •  I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. (4+ / 0-)

      I am a big advocate of autistic research, having written a handbook for parents of autistic children.

      I was hoping to show that autistic people are a primary source of creativity, while children educated under the current educational guidelines are testing out at the opposite end of the scale.

      Creative individuals experience the world differently than most people. They are often ridiculed and mistreated because they are different...unfortunately, the way our culture is constructed, the value of having a creative personality is lost to those who cannot understand the experience.

      Many of our nation's leaders have lost their ability to think critically, or creatively, and consequently, they are leading our children down a very destructive path.

      I did not mean to make it sound as if I was disparaging autistic people in anyway. One of my grandchildren is autistic, and she is beautiful, intelligent, artistic, and the complete love of my life...and I would not change one single thing about her.

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