Monday, November 06, 2006

Autism, Downs Syndrome, and college: NYT review

Fascinating. I'll try to update this later. There's a lot to say and comment on. I did smile when I read this comment on engineering:
Students on the Spectrum - New York Times

... Of course, high-functioning people on the spectrum have long attended college. Tony Attwood , a psychologist and author of “The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome,” tells of trying to spot the professor with Asperger’s when he’s on the lecture circuit. That is, unless Dr. Attwood is at an engineering school, in which case he tries to spot the professors who don’t have Asperger’s.

There's a similar article on Down's Syndrome and post-secondary education. I'll comment on that as well.

There are implications for family financial planning and especially 529 plans for children with special needs.

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