I wanted to write about what we can learn about autism from the life of Donald Triplett as detailed in the recent article in the Atlantic Magazine. Triplett was the first person ever to be diagnosed with autism, and if you haven't read the article: do! The man defied expectations and, in many ways, probably defines hope for many parents of autistic children today. There is also a wonderful video segment on the website. But rather than write the post I had in mind, I'll link instead to a marvelously insightful one written by one of my favorite bloggers. And if you aren't familiar with Emily's blog: A life less ordinary?, you'll probably want to visit when you've got enough time to pull up a chair and read awhile. Without fail, Emily manages to write concise and thought-provoking posts about timely subject -- the one linked to here is no exception.