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What's important is to remain open to the possibility, because if you're wrong, your child is in for a world of hurt. I did very well in school, was a model student, and continued to do so until I was so exhausted by high school that I just stopped trying. I had no idea I was autistic, so I couldn't explain what was going on when I started missing classes to be alone, and going from a straight a student to doing only what was necessary to reach a c+.

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