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Autism

Genes account for about 80% of a child's risk of developing autism, a massive new study finds. Here's what parents need to know.
Four advocates with personal connections to autism share their visions for the tourism industry.
The apps offer terrific lessons on building communication, organization and social skills
To me, being “openly autistic” means not having to hide or mask my autism; it is the freedom to be exactly who I am.
The comic opened a window into their marriage in her Netflix comedy special.
The medically inaccurate books purported to offer "cures" for autism.
The Florida park includes a quiet room and a low sensory area for guests.
Eric McKay, a 15-year-old in Virginia, accepted a challenge by Lidl grocery store and shared his prize with people affected by the shutdown.
I was the angry, hovering mom you dreaded interacting with.
"It is very touching to me that he made my son so happy," the man's mother said.
Trina Abrams is facing criminal charges in connection with the incident, police said.
I have my reservations about the rapper but the changes I've seen in my son are extraordinary.
“It was like walking in a wonderland. All I could think was: I want to go back.”
"It's abuse, the torture, and the hell that he was put through," the child's mother said.
"He's silly. I want to play with him." Here's the viral tale of a little girl who wanted to play with another kid because he reminded her of a Muppet with autism.
Sef Scott, a student with Autism, defied expectations in a speech to his graduating class in Plano, Texas.
“If a service dog without a person approaches you, it means the person is down and in need of help.”
"It's clearly despicable," said an attorney for the girl's family.
These venues go beyond skip-the-line passes and online tips.