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There is so much about autism that we do not understand, that I suspect in the future autism education will be radically different from how it is today. For instance, I recently read an excerpt from a study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Researchers found preliminary indication that people with autism have a greater than normal capacity for processing information, even from rapid presentations of information.
Parents of autistic children have long suspected this; after all, becoming hyper-attached to a particular topic is considered a classic symptom of autism. What the research did unveil is that these skills could be particularly useful in the IT world which demands focus as a key to success. I think that specialty training courses for autistic individuals wanting to break into IT would be magnificent. It would certainly give more adults on the spectrum an opportunity to have careers and thus support themselves rather than being dependent on family and friends.
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