Saturday, April 28, 2012

Challenges and Rewards of Autism

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IOWA CITY -- Eight-year-old Tommy Giel has another word for what makes him unique.
“He calls it ‘awesome’ instead of ‘autism,’” said his mother, Marie. “He asks me, ‘Why do I have awesome?’ I say, ‘You have autism; you look at things differently; you act differently. It’s not wrong; it’s just different.’”

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