This new study out of New York University found that the intense interests that often accompany autism in adults can not only be helpful to their self-regulation, but also in finding fulfilling career paths. Here is Science Daily’s summary.

These findings are completely in line with the developmental approach to autism therapies where we follow children’s interest¬†as a gateway into their world in order to then invite them into a shared¬†world, rather than considering the interest as an obsession to be thwarted or subdued.