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Autism

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, impaired verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child's life.

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Autistic Boy with Higher IQ than Einstein

This 17 year old named Jacob Barnett with an IQ of 170 is working on a theory involving the toughest problems in astrophysics and theoretical physics that could see him in line for a Nobel Prize! Quite amazing!

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

There's a new program developed at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania called Autism/Asperger's Initiative that is designed to help students with autism overcome their disability and to prepare them for life after college and is starting to spread to other universities across the country.

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

This is one of my favorette videos! this little boy has autism. you can see his talent and love for music it never fails to make me smile

Contributed by Sarah Minehart

Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism is a well-written memoir about raising autistic children. Recommended.

Contributed by Kathryn Vercillo

My Brother Hyrum: A cute story of a small girl who loves her brother with autism

Contributed by Kason Heaton

Stats and data about autism from the CDC. 1 in 88 children in the US alone have autism, and 1 in 54 of boys have autism.

Contributed by Sam Dow

Autism Society of America. Another useful website, similar to Autism Speaks.

Contributed by Sam Dow

Link to Autism Speaks. Very useful for understanding autism, research, services, events...etc. You can donate to autism research here as well.

Contributed by Sam Dow

Autism Awareness Ribbon

This is the official autism awareness ribbon. It has puzzle pieces on it because the main slogan for autism is "find the missing pieces."

Contributed by Sam Dow

April is National Autism Awareness month.

Contributed by Sam Dow

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