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Store Worker's Beautiful Deed For Blind Girl With Autism Goes Viral

"It melts my heart to come across people that are prepared to go the extra mile," says the girl's mom.<p>A supermarket worker in southern England is being praised for selflessly helping a mother who has two young children who are registered blind and have autism.<p>Amanda Wilkins says the employee, …

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Official Trailer

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals …

We might have autism backwards: What “broken mirror” and “broken mentalizing” theories could have wrong

<b>(Ollyy, vitstudio via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The dominant autism theories — assuming a lack of or diminished social sensitivity — need to be reexamined<p>Gregory Hickok<p>September 1, 2014 10:59pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition”<p><i>To be an</i> …

New Gene Studies Suggest There Are Hundreds of Kinds of Autism

Geoffrey Ondrich and Waylon Cude are both 16 years old. Both boys have autism, and both would rather use their computers than do almost anything else …

Author explores life on the expanding autism spectrum

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>Now the first of two looks we’re taking at the history of autism.<p>There seems to be more and more instances of it, but in this edition …

Autism

Choosing the Right Job for People with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - working on the spectrum

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon - review

‘a wonderful book about family, secrets and learning disorders’<p>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is the sort of book that needs to be read by everyone as it is told through the eyes of autistic fifteen year old Christopher, and increases awareness of learning disorders to the reader.<p>…

SHELDON COOPER ASPERGER SYNDROME

Apple’s short film on autism proves that accessibility features matter

Apple has released a couple of videos over the weekend starring Dillan Barmache, a 16-year-old kid who is autistic and non-verbal. These two films are powerful and also make a strong point in favor of accessibility features, specialized apps for autistic people and more.<p>Autism affects social and …

Susan Boyle's Heathrow outburst 'down to Asperger's diagnosis'

Singer Susan Boyle's "outburst" at Heathrow Airport has been attributed to her Asperger's diagnosis.<p>Boyle was due to fly to Scotland when police were called to reports of a woman in distress in the airport lounge.<p>Following the incident on April 25, a spokeswoman for the former Britain's Got Talent …

Children with Autism Learn New Words Just Like Other Kids, With One Small Difference

A new study found that autistic kids can perform as well as peers when learning language—they just need more time.<p>Kids with autism—even those who are non-verbal or labeled as "low-functioning" (a label that I take serious issue with for many reasons)—can learn and should be taught. My 8-year-old …

This video of a 2-year-old autistic boy totally falling in love with Snow White at Disney World will hit you in the feels

Grab some tissues, guys. Because you’re going to need them.<p>Our hearts are absolutely melting over a new video posted to YouTube yesterday of an …