Bringing Out the Talents of Autistic Spectrum Kids

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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Social Butterfly
Therapists jokingly say “if you’re working with young autistic adults, you’re job is secure because no one will pay you for it.”  Children’s intervention programs are siphoning most of the resources devoted to autism.  The Millennial generation of autistics (born 1980-2000), who generally didn’t receive much intervention as children, have largely been relegated to the self-help section of the bookstore, where they read that autism is a problem with social communication.

Their demoralizing experience with peers bears this out—they are bullied and excluded, aching with loneliness in the midst of a haze of social butterflies.  They… Continue reading