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Nytimes.com: How Season 2 of 'Atypical' Improves the Show's Depictions of Life as an Autistic Person

Nytimes.com: How Season 2 of 'Atypical' Improves the Show's Depictions of Life as an Autistic Person

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How Season 2 of ‘Atypical’ Improves the Show’s Depictions of Life as an Autistic PersonImageKeir Gilchrist in Season 2 of “Atypical.”CreditCreditNetflix

By Sara Luterman

Sept. 11, 2018

The first season of the Netflix series “Atypical” introduced audiences to the Gardners, a suburban Connecticut family with an autistic teenage son, Sam (Keir Gilchrist),

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Nytimes.com: Visualizing Life With Autism

Nytimes.com: Visualizing Life With Autism

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Visualizing Life With Autism

Text by Sara Aridi

Photographs by Erin Lefevre

Aug. 22, 2018

Growing up in Hell’s Kitchen, Erin Lefevre realized that her younger brother Liam was “a little bit different from everyone else.”

He was constantly in and out of doctors’ offices as an infant. At 3 years old, he

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Nytimes.com: More Paths for People With Autism

Nytimes.com: More Paths for People With Autism

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More Paths for People With AutismJuly 22, 2018ImageChildren in a third-grade class that integrates children with autism with general education students, at the Academy of Talented Scholars in Brooklyn.CreditJoshua Bright for The New York Times

To the Editor:

Re “How to Meet Autistic People Halfway,” by Vikram K. Jaswal and Nameera

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Nytimes.com: U.K. Supermarket to Have 'Quieter Hour' for People With Autism

Nytimes.com: U.K. Supermarket to Have 'Quieter Hour' for People With Autism

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U.K. Supermarket to Have ‘Quieter Hour’ for People With AutismImageA Morrisons in Weybridge, England. The chain said it would set aside an hour every Saturday to help reduce the sensory overload at its stores.CreditPeter Nicholls/Reuters

By Ceylan Yeginsu

July 19, 2018

LONDON — Dim the lights. Silence the piped-in music. Turn down

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Nytimes.com: How to Meet Autistic People Halfway

Nytimes.com: How to Meet Autistic People Halfway

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How to Meet Autistic People Halfway

By Vikram K. Jaswal and Nameera Akhtar

The authors are psychologists who study the social lives of autistic people.

July 13, 2018

One of the most widely held beliefs about autistic people — that they are not interested in other people — is almost certainly wrong. Our

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Nytimes.com: The Changing Face of Romance Novels

Nytimes.com: The Changing Face of Romance Novels

Growing up in Minnesota, Helen Hoang suffered from crippling social anxiety and struggled to make friends. She found refuge in romance novels, frothy stories that allowed her to experience intense feelings that were clearly spelled out on the page, always with the promise of a happy ending. “It was like

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Nytimes.com: Josh Greenfeld, Who Chronicled His Son's Autism, Dies at 90

Nytimes.com: Josh Greenfeld, Who Chronicled His Son's Autism, Dies at 90

Mr. Greenfeld’s novels included “The Return of Mr. Hollywood” (1984), about an unscrupulous director. “Many of the people are awful,” People Magazine said in reviewing that book. But, the review added, “ ‘The Return of Mr. Hollywood’ is grotesquely funny, and the ending, after all the nasty wheeling and dealing

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Nytimes.com: Once Viewed as a Savior of Children, Hans Asperger Is Now Called a Nazi Collaborator

Nytimes.com: Once Viewed as a Savior of Children, Hans Asperger Is Now Called a Nazi Collaborator

“Certainly, many of Hamburger’s protégés went on to be Nazi enthusiasts and leaders in the euthanasia program,” Sheffer writes. That Asperger was neither of these allowed him to rehabilitate his reputation after the war; a devout Catholic, he never joined the Nazi Party, and he stayed at his perch in

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Nytimes.com: Dogs Can't Have Autism, U.K. Officials Say After Vaccine Scare

Nytimes.com: Dogs Can't Have Autism, U.K. Officials Say After Vaccine Scare

LONDON — The anti-vaccine movement has come for the pets.

A spreading fear of pet vaccines’ side effects has prompted the British Veterinary Association to issue a startling statement this week: Dogs cannot develop autism.

The implicit message was that dog owners should keep vaccinating their pets against diseases like distemper and

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Nytimes.com: Nazi Links of Hans Asperger, Autism Research Pioneer, Prompt Consternation

Nytimes.com: Nazi Links of Hans Asperger, Autism Research Pioneer, Prompt Consternation

A new study has shed more light on the revelations that Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician for whom a form of autism is named, had collaborated with the Nazis and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children.

Published on Wednesday in the journal Molecular Autism by the medical historian Herwig

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Nytimes.com: She Has Worked Hard at Her Job for 20 Years. She Has Autism.

Nytimes.com: She Has Worked Hard at Her Job for 20 Years. She Has Autism.

Jeanine Lazili, 48, is an administrative assistant at Sun Life Financial in Wellesley, Mass.

You attended The New England Center for Children, a school and research institute that helps children with autism spectrum disorders. What was that school experience like?

My mother enrolled me on Tuesday, June 23, 1987, when I was

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Nytimes.com: The Nazi History Behind 'Asperger'

Nytimes.com: The Nazi History Behind 'Asperger'

As Asperger sought promotion to associate professor, his writings about the diagnosis grew harsher. He stressed the “cruelty” and “sadistic traits” of the children he studied, itemizing their “autistic acts of malice.” He also called autistic psychopaths “intelligent automata.”

Some laud Asperger’s language about the “special abilities” of children on the

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Nytimes.com: Patient Voices: Autism

Nytimes.com: Patient Voices: Autism

More on NYTimes.com Along the Autism Spectrum, a Path Through Campus Life ‘Life, Animated’ Shares a Family’s True Fairy Tale — Cammie McGovern, the author, on imagining a life for her son Ethan, who has autism.

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