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How can having a passionate interest benefit people with autism?

William Stillman
Health Education
For the person with autism, passions may be a bridge to enhancing relationships, decoding mystifying educational curriculum, or developing a viable vocation. Such individuals oftentimes possess encyclopedic knowledge pertaining to their special interests, or can lend insights unique to the autistic way of thinking when it comes time to problem-solve. For those fortunate to hold dear a passion that is not mislabeled as an “obsession,” social acceptance may by acknowledged by virtue of their place in the community and the manner in which they are revered for what it is they have to offer.

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