Thank you so much for sharing this! My grown sons and I are autistic. We didn't know for a long time. My oldest had a school experience like Dav Pilkey. He was a great reader, though, and I got him "Captain Underpants" in first grade. My husband wasn't so sure about letting him read a book that was so negative about school. I told him that it wasn't teaching him anything he didn't already know. Those books give kids validation that they're not alone in what they are feeling and experiencing. When will schools wake up and realize they are harming some of their best and brightest with their inflexibility?