I found out that I have Autism upon having a son with the same "disorder." Ironically, I was voted, "Most Likely to Succeed," by my high school classmates. But had I been born now, instead of 40+ years ago, I would have been considered a different sort of special. This site was started to encourage other Autistics and the people who love them .
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Heather, I could have been your teacher. Forty years ago, many children did not have to live down a label. Most do not try; they just accept the idea that things are different for them. Living up to teacher’s and parent’s expectations is valid in real life, as is living down to it! I grant you that I am not up on the latest research, but I don’t really think children are that much different now than then, accept for what we allow and expect. Thank God that you know your true special-ness.
I would have to agree with you wholeheartedly. I have yet to meet a child with high-functioning autism, like my son, who also doesn’t have a parent with who acknowledges that they probably have it too, or are sure their spouse/the child’s other parent has it.