That doesnt mean other humanities classes will be paper free, especially if ethics or multiculturalism is in the curriculum.
In other words, the possibility at some institutions of placing out of some of the problematic humanities courses doesn't address the issue I'm raising here.
And very good point, too, about the benefits of getting beyond the need for constant brokering and coaching. It stifles the child's independence, and is exhausting for his or her parents.
You'd have to really check them out first, though. They're essentially crash-course tech schools.
" other than a continual calling for a dumbdown for non autistic classmates" Re-read the various blog posts on this, and notice how there is not a single call for this.
"My son's autistic friend just graduated Ivy League in science and is running his own company." Congratulations to your son's autistic friend, and to his advocating parents. It's nice to hear about people who have positive suggestions for all students in public schools.
Most autistic students, of course, don't get into the Ivies, and don't run their own companies, no matter how much their parents advocate for them. Some of the reasons for this are discussed in various posts on this blog, and, of course, all over the Internet and beyond.
However, my comments on that post are still relevant. To advance as a software engineer, it's not enough to be a great coder. You have to be able to communicate with people who speak business language, both receiving and transmitting. On the other hand, if J just wants to code, there are probably positions for that, as long as he's okay not advancing up the career path.
Re coding boot camps: I swear I thought I posted this before. A younger relative of mine cut their grad schooling (pure science, not CS or engineering) short at a Master's degree, entered and completed a boot camp about a year and a half ago, and had three job offers when they finished the boot camp. They are currently working at a ~50-person company in the Bay Area.
Boot camps aren't cheap, but they are cheaper than college: my relative's was about $18K. They are a lot of work in a short amount of time: 12 hours a day, 6 days a week for 11 weeks. OTOH, the better ones have nearly 100% job placement rates.
Additionally, as a software developer and very left-brained person, I understand the wish to sit in my corner and code. That being said, there's a big difference between 1)meeting/communicating with users in order to understand their requests/problems and relay the features of your programs and 2)sitting around discussing ideas/goals/mission statements etc. I can collaborate on technical details all day long. Neurotypical people tend to mistake lack of small-talk and missing of social cues as an indicator of poor communication skills. I can communicate very well about the things in which I am knowledgeable and interested :)