Is autism a disability or difference? The community is divided.

This year, London's Southwark Playhouse announced the cast of a new play, "All in a Row." It was instantly clear this would not be a typical family drama. The play unfolds the night before social services separates a boy named Laurence from his family. Unlike the other three characters, Laurence, a nonverbal autistic and sometimes aggressive 11-year-old, would be portrayed by a child-size puppet.

When the play opened, a reviewer for the Guardian newspaper awarded it four stars, saying it had "warmth and truth." On Twitter and beyond, theatergoers also

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Difference, disorder and disability