Autism – suppression versus blossoming…

“Autism is defined by a suite of negative characteristics, such as language impairment, reduced interpersonal relationships, repetitive behaviors and restricted interests. Autism’s many advantages are not part of the diagnostic criteria. Most educational programmes for autistic toddlers aim to suppress autistic behaviours, and to make children follow a typical developmental trajectory. None is grounded in the unique ways autistics learn.”

— Laurent Mottron