CNN.com has a fascinating story on using a virtual world to help people with autism manage their symptoms and practice social skills. The "place" is called "Naughty Auties" and it's in a virtual world called Second Life (the CNN.com article includes a video tour). It's a neat concept. This certainly is a glimpse into the future of consumer education and, perhaps, even professional counseling. I wonder if any real-world behavioral healthcare centers have opened offices in Second Life. Maybe they should.