I believe I have mentioned that one of my son's friends has Aspergers Syndrome.
This friend graduated high school last year, and went out of town to college in a special one year program. He should be graduating in the next week or so.
That will be very interesting to see. Of course, I can not compare him at all to Bil. They are two different people, operating at two different levels. I know the "friend" may be able to be independent (time will tell on that): as for Bil, we agree, and his Medicaid Service Coordinator, agree, that will never be possible.
This friend is very mechanical and hopes to make his living in plumbing or a similar trade. I wish him the best of luck.
I still can't help but be a little wistful, though, for "what may have been"....if Bil had been born into a different age, a different world.