By Michelle Diament
A California mother says that public school officials have offered her tens of thousands of dollars to take her son with autism out of school.
During my travels to many autism conferences I have observed many sad cases of people with autism who have successfully completed high school or college but have been unable to make the transition into the world of work. Some have become perpetual students because they thrive on the intellectual stimulation of college. For many able people with autism college years were their happiest (Szatmari et al., 1989).
City/State: Coventry, Rhode Island
School/ Organizations: Burrillville School Department