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The New Teacher On The Block has a fascinating post on what their classroom of autistic kids found endlessly fascinating, and what totally freaked them out. The teacher writes:

“Many of you know that children with autism frequently become obsessed with objects that a typically developing child would probably not give another glance. I’ve decided to give a list of the things my kids have been ridiculously fascinated by this year…”

The list of obsessed objects includes: a stapler, a stack of blank index cards, and an ad for a Moon Bounce. The list of things that repelled them were just as interesting. One child “recoiled in fear” when he saw a cupcake. Also on that list: a spork.

*photo courtesy of thinkgeek.com.