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No Map to This Country: One Family's Journey through Autism by Jennifer Noonan

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Chapter 8

Be the Change

ONE OTHER THING struck me powerfully about the Thoughtful House waiting room, besides the autism-friendly design and complete lack of product placement. Delicately lettered across one entire wall was the Mahatma Gandhi quotation “Be the change you want to see in the world.” This philosophy seemed to genuinely drive the office, since for most of the employees this was not going to be a particularly career-advancing job, and in some ways it could be quite detrimental, given the controversy currently surrounding autism treatment. I was moved by their dedication and felt that I had an obligation to fight this battle as well. ...

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