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Qz.com: France has an autism problem

Qz.com: France has an autism problem

France has a problem with autism. The country’s highest administrative court estimates that there are 700,000 autistic people in France. However, only 75,000 are diagnosed. Autistic children have historically been diagnosed later in France than in neighboring countries. They have often been excluded from mainstream education and lacked access

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Qz.com: The ability to feel empathy–or not–is shaped by your genes

Qz.com: The ability to feel empathy–or not–is shaped by your genes

Parents are used to getting the blame for their children’s emotional defects. When it comes to empathy, it turns out they are partly responsible. Scientists studied the empathy of 46,861 people who analyzed their DNA through the personalized genetics company 23andMe and found that genetics explains a significant chunk

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Qz.com: A new robot is teaching people with autism to navigate office politics

Qz.com: A new robot is teaching people with autism to navigate office politics

Adults with autism often find it difficult to read subtle emotional cues that other people may take for granted, and teaching them how to recognize those signals can be a challenge. Researchers at Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University say they’ve invented a solution: Alyx, a robotic emotion teacher.

Alyx was built

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Qz.com: The new gold standard of benefits for working moms includes autism support, SAT tutors, and …

Qz.com: The new gold standard of benefits for working moms includes autism support, SAT tutors, and …

Tech companies get a lot of credit for being evolved about supporting working parents. Maternity leave has morphed into parental leave to accommodate both sexes. Mark Zuckerberg’s two-month paternity leave is now practically industry standard.

But in the US, the most highly evolved benefit packages now go far beyond

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