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Today.com: Viral video of teen with autism helping a supermarket clerk results in great news for both

Today.com: Viral video of teen with autism helping a supermarket clerk results in great news for both

A touching encounter between two young men at supermarket was captured on video and went viral this week. The story began when teenager Jack Edwards, who has autism, was fascinated by store clerk Jordan Taylor’s process of stocking the juice cooler. Taylor invited Edwards to help and the two finished

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Today.com: This 26-year-old baseball player with autism is an inspiration on the field

Today.com: This 26-year-old baseball player with autism is an inspiration on the field

Tarik El-Abour, who was diagnosed with autism at age 3, made history earlier this year when he signed a minor league contract with the major league Kansas City Royals. In this week’s Sunday Closer, NBC’s Kevin Tibbles learns just what make this 26-year-old trailblazer so inspirational.Aug.05.2018

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Today.com: Autism Awareness Month: How Sesame Street is making a difference for kids with autism

Today.com: Autism Awareness Month: How Sesame Street is making a difference for kids with autism

April 20th, 2018

Sesame Street’s first muppet with autism, Julia, has become an important role model for kids and parents. For Autism Awareness Month, she answers questions from the TODAY Parents community about autism. How do you make friends with someone who doesn’t make eye contact? How important are routines

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Today.com: Sesame Place just became the first certified autism center

Today.com: Sesame Place just became the first certified autism center

Children with autism now have a special amusement park where they can come and play.

Sesame Place, the theme park based around the classic children’s “Sesame Street” TV series, has become the first-ever certified autism center. That means the Pennsylvania park will offer special activities for children with special needs,

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Today.com: Young woman with autism proves every expert wrong, graduates from college

Today.com: Young woman with autism proves every expert wrong, graduates from college

When Gina Gallagher sent her daughter Katie to their local kindergarten in Malrborough, Massachusetts, she didn’t expect to receive a note from her daughter’s teacher the very first week with bad news.

“Her teacher wrote, ‘She’s really lost… she’s not with the other kids at all. I would like to

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Today.com: 'I spend hours planning': How parents of kids with autism make Halloween a treat

Today.com: 'I spend hours planning': How parents of kids with autism make Halloween a treat

Many children love costumes, haunted houses, candy, and the chaos of Halloween, but for children on the autism spectrum, the holiday can feel overwhelming. So their parents find creative solutions to make sure the day is a treat.

Last year, 7-year-old Zachary wanted to be Darth Vader for Halloween. But

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