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Joined: 25 Aug 2013
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04 Dec 2022, 10:28 am

A young man with autism is planning to fly around Australia to prove he is capable of becoming a commercial pilot, despite the rules saying otherwise. - Video

Professionally Identified and joined WP August 26, 2013
DSM 5: Autism Spectrum Disorder, DSM IV: Aspergers Moderate Severity

“My autism is not a superpower. It also isn’t some kind of god-forsaken, endless fountain of suffering inflicted on my family. It’s just part of who I am as a person”. - Sara Luterman


Joined: 28 Jun 2022
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08 Dec 2022, 7:06 pm

Knowing how the world works, they'll be like: "yes, your flying skills are amazing and you were correctly able to handle every contingency we could throw at you in the flight sim.... but we didn't like that you didn't make eye contact and shake our hands so we are not hiring you."


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08 Dec 2022, 7:16 pm