1.1 Optimal outcomes
Some recent research does provide provisional evidence that a small proportion of autistic children achieve an ‘
Of course, the idea of an optimal outcome could also be seen as disrespectful to autistic people – who is it that decides what an ‘optimal’ outcome is? Alex, whom you have met in earlier weeks, has overcome many challenges while growing up, and leads a full life, studying, working and driving his own car. In this clip, he reflects on strengths that are part of his identity as an autistic person.