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My Autistic Son Is Not a Prodigy, and That's OK

If I had a penny for every time someone has suggested that since my son has autism, he must be a whiz kid, or a child prodigy, I would be a millionaire by now.

I am not sure if I should laugh or get upset over their gross ignorance. The media — social, print, and TV — has done such a disservice to individuals like my son who are in a different place on the spectrum.

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