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Time for Autism Speaks to Zip It?

Michele Somerville | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Somerville

My son Jack, a young man with Asperger's, a "disorder" on the autism spectrum, was about 13 when Dr. Wang, a Chinese medicine practitioner he sees for...

Why I've Always Struggled To Understand What My Son Needs

John Elder Robison | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents
John Elder Robison

One of my greatest challenges as a new dad was determining what my kid wanted or needed. He seemed to get distressed and yell for no reason, but I knew there must be one -- I just couldn't discern it.

Autism Roundtable: Cross-Disability Solidarity, Goals for the Future, and What it Means to "Fit in"

Seth Mnookin | Posted 03.28.2012 | Science
Seth Mnookin

I asked some of the people who've influenced my thinking about autism to collaborate on a virtual roundtable. This conversation, which took place before the Times story on the DSM, is open-ended and free-ranging. The participants, in alphabetical order:

Best Friends Forever? Authors and Their Readers on Twitter and Facebook

Joanne Rendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Rendell

A new kind of promotional strategy is emerging -- one where authors are getting online and personal.