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The Year in Autism

Hannah Brown | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Hannah Brown

As I take a little time out now as World Autism Awareness Day rolls around again and look back at the year in autism, both around the world and in my own home, I'm trying not worry.

Arthur Miller's Lost Opportunity

Rachel Adams | Posted 03.23.2017 | Arts
Rachel Adams

Miller recognized the tragedy of wasted human lives. He made his audience understand the necessity of valuing those deemed insignificant by the history of great men and events. Far more important than Miller's personal shortcomings are what the secrecy surrounding Daniel's life says about a shameful episode in American history.

Autism and Empathy

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Liane Kupferberg Carter

So why does this myth that autistic people lack empathy persist? The reasons are complicated -- a convergence of media, popular culture, and ignorance.

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: