The bitter irony of his dressing in black was not lost on me.  He smiled a hopeful smile, before walking into the “job interview practice” hosted by a local Autism Organization.

As I watched him go, I felt a wave

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The chilled air in the place seemed filled with unease.  Clean, sterile, with “handlers” at every carefully-monitored corner of the place.  Doors locking in neat rhythm as any cries of the patients behind them went unheard by the visitors.

The

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