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Autistic and Seeking a Place in the World.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Amy Harmon spent a year observing a young man with autism named Justin Canha, who took part in a new kind of “transition to adulthood” program for special education students at Montclair High School in NJ. The experimental program was intended to ready him for an independent life as an adult and integrate him into the community.
The article includes additional media resources, including slideshows
and several videos
documenting short conversations with Mr. Canha.
Mr. Canha's art site
. He was also the subject of a short film called "Sidecars
." The director is currently working on a sequel called, "Don't be Interested