“We were Aspies before it was so cool”
When CBS’ popular “Amazing Race” sets off on its next global trek in two weeks, Zev Glassenberg, who has Asperger’s, will be a contestant. One of the most critically acclaimed Fox Searchlight films right now on the big screen is “Adam,” about a toy engineer (Hugh Dancy) with Asperger’s who falls in love with the girl next door. And TV sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” is about a group of Aspie wannabes. Everywhere you look in popular culture today you find greater understanding and appreciation of the specials gifts of people with Aspergers. (“Albert Einstein, Thomas Jefferson, Mozart — probably.”) Now is the time to build on those gains. So work hard and keep achieving. There’s truth in the cliche: The sky’s the limit.
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