Autists are the ultimate square pegs

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autists are the ultimate square pegs

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Paul Collins — 'Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work.

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I really like her stories, but most of the time I feel like she is inside four walls of brick and I can walk around and around them but only she has the key to the secret doorway., Paul Collins. Examining forgotten geniuses and obscure medical archives, and beginning to see why he himself has spent a lifetime researching talented eccentrics, Collins shows how these stories are relevant and even necessary to shed light on autism.

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old autism quotes, autism sayings, and autism proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources. Autism is not the end of the world, just the beginning of a new one. Sally Meyer. Jenny McCarthy. Temple Grandin. Autism doesn't have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else: They define themselves through hard work and individuality.

Rare is the book that can wring more pathos out of its subject than one written by a parent about his or her disadvantaged child. In this slim, reflective memoir, the author of Sixpence House takes readers from the moment he and his wife learn their three-year-old son Morgan is autistic through the long and often agonizing attempt to simply communicate with him. Morgan is advanced, having learned the alphabet at age one. It isn't much longer before he's reading medical texts and is a computer whiz. But he refuses to communicate verbally and barely acknowledges his parents' presence.

I come by this trait naturally. If, by now, it is not apparent that I am and will continue to be an advocate for my students, my colleagues, and my profession, I certainly hope that it will be clear by the end of this letter. With respect, I will continue to write letters until I no longer need to. I bring my mother to your attention because I wish for you to examine the damaging effects of high-stakes, standardized testing for someone like her. For most of my life, my mother worked as a special education teacher in the public school system and as an advocate for children with Autism.


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