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4-13-2010 @ 5:32PM
Speaking as a kid with Autism and Asperger's myself and having a severely autistic brother, I have to disagree (To put it mildly) with your assumption that kids with autism are retarded. I'll have you know I'm in all AP classes, and have never ended a grading period with under a 90. While I don't like being defined by my mental difference either, is that really an excuse to say, "This kid obviously doesn't have Autism, and he doesn't deserve this article?" And no, he is not normal. (I say that in a good way, because I think that Autism is an advantage once you learn to deal with it) He is different, and has some disadvantages from his peers, and is working on overcoming them. Saying he doesn't deserve this article is like saying Helen Keller doesn't deserve all her fame.
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