Publisher’s note: Thank goodness for email or I might never have seen this long overdue, wonderful, and simple idea called "Great in Uniform" which started in the IDF, (Israeli Defense Forces). In a nutshell, the IDF recognized that while young men and women with special needs may not be able to serve in every arena such as combative roles, they are in no way less patriotic to their nation. Therefore, as this video shows, many of these young men and women have found a way to contribute, learn, and apply themselves socially while finding a place in the service to their country.
I so hope that such a program could find its way to the shores of the United States. Kudos to the IDF and to the Nation of Israel for initializing this wonderful program.