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The Facts About Autism

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Play Therapy for Autism

It may undo the disorder in at-risk babies.

When Autism Grows Up

What happens when an autistic child reaches adulthood?

Autism Overview

Autism spectrum disorder includes conditions previously called autism, pervasive developmental disorder, and Asperger's syndrome. The causes are not known.

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What is autism?

Autism is a brain disorder that often makes it hard to communicate with and relate to others. With autism, the different areas of the brain fail to work together.

Most people with autism will always have some trouble relating to others. But early diagnosis and treatment have helped more and more people who have autism to reach their full potential.

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