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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Grandin and Carley on Employment

In The Politics of Autism, I discuss education and employment.

At the Huffington Post, Michael John Carley talks with Temple Grandin.
For those spectrum kids with average to above-average IQs, whose main challenges have to do with socialization, a university education will probably be the best fit. But for individuals without these advantages, yet who are kids who like to build and fix things, their chances for true independent living might skyrocket if they abandoned the classes of their peers and learned a trade. Temple and I agreed that this would be a wonderful change in school programming. 
Oh, and lastly; neither of us hear from many spectrum folks who say they love dress clothes, or small talk at the water cooler.