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Washingtonpost.com: Hans Asperger, hailed for autism research, may have sent child patients to be killed by Nazis

Washingtonpost.com: Hans Asperger, hailed for autism research, may have sent child patients to be killed by Nazis

Hans Asperger, front row, right, with his medical colleagues in Vienna in 1933. (MedUni Wien/Josephinum)

His medical assessment was grim.

The child, not yet 3, showed signs of mental and physical impairment after an illness that caused inflammation in the brain, he said.

“Severe personality disorder,” Austrian pediatrician and child psychologist Hans

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Washingtonpost.com: A city searched for an autistic boy for days. Then, police say, his dad confessed to killing him.

Washingtonpost.com: A city searched for an autistic boy for days. Then, police say, his dad confessed to killing him.

Joe Clyde Daniels (Tennessee Department of Investigation)

“Baby Joe” had slipped out of the house before, his parents told reporters, but never in the middle of the night and never for this long.

Joe Clyde Daniels’s parents told investigators that they went to wake the 5-year-old for school around

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Washingtonpost.com: Sesame Place theme park staff trained in autism awareness

Washingtonpost.com: Sesame Place theme park staff trained in autism awareness

The Sesame Place theme park in Pennsylvania has been designated a certified autism center, with staff trained in autism sensitivity and awareness by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards.

The credentialing board is an industry leader in autism training for professionals and educators. Sesame Place is the

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Washingtonpost.com: Taking folic acid may lower the risk of autism and ease features of the condition

Washingtonpost.com: Taking folic acid may lower the risk of autism and ease features of the condition

Folic acid, a B vitamin, may lower autism risk and ease features of the condition, according to findings from five unrelated studies published over the past few months.

Three of the studies suggest that prenatal supplements of folic acid offset autism risk associated with in utero exposure to epilepsy drugs

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Washingtonpost.com: 'Keep the Change': Looking for love in an autism support group

Washingtonpost.com: 'Keep the Change': Looking for love in an autism support group

Rating: 2.5 stars

Brandon Polansky, left, and Samantha Elisofon play lovers who meet in an autism support group in the romantic comedy “Keep the Change.” (Credit: Kino Lorber)

Autism is a significant impediment to love in “Keep the Change,” a movie in which most of the cast are nonprofessionals, drawn from

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Washingtonpost.com: This barber tried for years to cut an autistic boy's hair. Then they had a breakthrough.

Washingtonpost.com: This barber tried for years to cut an autistic boy's hair. Then they had a breakthrough.

The first time 10-year-old Jordie Rowland came into the barber shop it was a “disaster,” barber Lisa Ann McKenzie said.

Jordie, who has autism, struggled with his parents to run back outside the moment he got in the shop, which is in Brisbane, Australia.

McKenzie ended up walking around the

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Washingtonpost.com: He has autism. He's willing and able to work. Can he find the right fit?

Washingtonpost.com: He has autism. He's willing and able to work. Can he find the right fit?

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In the past decade, Tom Whalen, a 27-year-old Baltimore County man, has had jobs at an animal shelter, a mailroom, multiple grocery stores, a doggy day-care center and a landscaping company.

He is chatty, outgoing and engaging, quick to win over strangers and ask

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Washingtonpost.com: Bystanders were horrified. But my son has autism, and I was desperate.

Washingtonpost.com: Bystanders were horrified. But my son has autism, and I was desperate.

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What I did to help my 5-year-old autistic son overcome his intense fear of indoor spaces might not have been right or even safe. Doctors didn’t recommend it. The people who witnessed it were appalled, understandably. I don’t suggest this for others.

I could have been more patient with

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Washingtonpost.com: A new study eases fears of a link between autism and prenatal ultrasounds

Washingtonpost.com: A new study eases fears of a link between autism and prenatal ultrasounds

Ultrasounds during pregnancy can be lots of fun, offering peeks at the baby-to-be. But ultrasounds aren’t just a way to get Facebook fodder. They are medical procedures that involve sound waves, technology that could, in theory, affect a growing fetus.

With that concern in mind, some researchers have wondered if

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Washingtonpost.com: Did you visit New York City this month? Health officials would like a word.

Washingtonpost.com: Did you visit New York City this month? Health officials would like a word.

A poster educating parents and children about measles is displayed at the Tamalpais Pediatrics clinic on Feb. 6, 2015, in Greenbrae, Calif. (Eric Risberg/AP)

The New York State Department of Health wants people in the New York City area to know that an Australian tourist confirmed to have measles

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Washingtonpost.com: Mom accused of feeding child bleach in an effort to cure autism

Washingtonpost.com: Mom accused of feeding child bleach in an effort to cure autism

A father in Indianapolis last week accused his wife of feeding their child bleach to help cure her autism — something his wife had read about in a Facebook group.

Police arrested the 28-year-old mother on Saturday after she allegedly put drops of hydrochloric acid and water-purifying solution in her young daughter’s drinks.

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Washingtonpost.com: Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

Washingtonpost.com: Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

Artist’s conception of a network of brain cells. Researchers have found similar signs of disrupted neuronal communication in five psychiatric disorders. (iStock)

Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing

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Washingtonpost.com: We had a great day at the park with our autistic son, until someone called the police

Washingtonpost.com: We had a great day at the park with our autistic son, until someone called the police

The author’s son, Johnny. (Courtesy of May Cobb)

It had been a good day at the park. A miracle day, in fact, for our family. Our 5-year-old son, Johnny, who is moderately autistic and prone to violent outbursts and self-injurious behavior, had sailed through the outing without a meltdown. So

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Washingtonpost.com: Regulators who targeted anti-vaccine doctor may pay millions for humiliating him

Washingtonpost.com: Regulators who targeted anti-vaccine doctor may pay millions for humiliating him

Mark Geier built a medical practice in Rockville and a national reputation for propagating the discredited theory that vaccines cause autism. The Maryland Board of Physicians suspended his license seven years ago because he was treating autistic children with a drug considered dangerous for young people and not known to

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