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Autism Awareness

Although autism spectrum disorders are rooted in early brain development, the average age most children are diagnosed is 4 1⁄2. Georgina Peacock, MD, a developmental behavioral pediatrician with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, urges new parents to start tracking … Continue reading

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Introducing my daughter to autism

When I was 10 years old, my younger brother was diagnosed with autism. At the time, I didn’t understand what that meant or just how much autism would affect the lives of everyone in my family. My parents (and grandparents) … Continue reading

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Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Month

One of the most prevalent neurological disorders in the world is also among the most puzzling: there’s no known cause, no known test, and no known cure for autism. In fact, the condition can’t even be pinned down as a … Continue reading

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