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How Autism is Changing the World for Everybody

July 26, 2012

George Dvorsky reports on that today autism and Aspergers Syndrome, have become accepted as a normal part of the human fabric, where people on the spectrum are changing the nature of our society — in many ways, for the better. Even if some people still see autism as a condition that needs to be "treated," it's increasingly obvious that people on the autism spectrum are finding ways to succeed in our neurotypical-based society.

Today autism has played a significant role in crafting much of what we consider to be modern culture — from the music and books we read, to the technological devices we all take for granted. The acceptance of radically different ways of thinking, it turns out, can be seen as an integral part of a rich and diverse overarching culture.

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