COVER

Inside the Autistic Mind (Behavior)

A wealth of new brain research--and poignant testimony from people who have autism--is lifting the veil on this mysterious condition

A Tale of Two Schools

Early intervention in a well-run program is the key to helping autistic children reach their potential. A close-up look at two approaches

Photo Essay
  • Only Connect
    An inside look at the Celebrate The Children School for children with autism

SCIENCE

How to Combat Senioritis (Education)

Schools are learning how to make the time between homecoming and the prom about more than slacking off

Environment: Bye Bye Birdies (Environment)

Populations of many migratory species have plummeted--and, in some cases, global warming seems to be at fault

TECHNOLOGY

A Game For All Ages

Nintendo gave TIME the first look at its new gadget, which it hopes will turn girls and even granddads into video gamers

BRIEFING

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

A New Blueprint (Time Bonus Section May 2006: Inside Business / Real Estate)

Developer Larry Silverstein has made peace with the politicians. Will the rebuilding of ground zero finally become a reality?

Change Agent: Eateries, Unite (Time Bonus Section May 2006: Inside Business / Change Agent)

SMALL RESTAURANTS TEAM UP TO FIND A NEW ANGLE AGAINST THE BIG CHAINS

Talking E-Trash (Time Bonus Section May 2006: Inside Business / TECHNOLOGY)

WHERE DO COMPUTERS GO WHEN THEY DIE? IF THEY'RE LUCKY, TO ONE OF A NEW BREED OF RECYCLERS UNLOADING MOUNTAINS OF OBSOLETE COMPUTERS SAFELY AND LEGALLY

SMALL BUSINESS: An Edgy New Idea (Time Bonus Section May 2006: Inside Business / SMALL BUSINESS)

A WOODWORKING HOBBYIST HAD A GREAT CONCEPT FOR A SAFER SAW. SO WHY DIDN'T ANYONE WANT TO BUY IT?

Mortgage Mess (Time Bonus Section May 2006: Inside Business / Personal Finance)

With interest rates pushing up monthly bills andáhousing prices cooling, some worried homeownersáare barely hangingáon. Here's how to cope

CEO SPEAKS: Chipping Away (Time Bonus Section May 2006: Inside Business / CEO SPEAKS)

AMD HAS A HOT PRODUCT, HUNGRY CLIENTS AND A LEG UP ON INTEL. CAN YOU BLAME ITS CEO FOR GLOATING?

Is Spanking O.K.? (Time Bonus Section May 2006: Connections)

Sometimes, say experts--but only some kinds, under specific conditions

A Tasty Way to Travel (Time Bonus Section May 2006: Connections)

Cooking classes reveal a side of Mexico few tourists ever get to see

Haz-Mats At Home? (Time Bonus Section May 2006: Connections)

A new mom tries to find out what's actually in household cleaners

Moms Who Kick (Time Bonus Section May 2006: Connections)

Why should kids have all the fun? ask envious mothers

NATION

WORLD

Battle of the Bishops

How China's two unauthorized promotions have renewed its long-running feud with the Vatican

BUSINESS

Rule No. 1: Don't Copy

The CEO of Raytheon became a management guru with his book of maxims. How he missed a key one

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Love Triangle (Architecture)

The storied New York City skyline gets a surge of exhilaration with the first worthy addition of the century

Books: Death Be Not Mundane (Books)

Philip Roth argues that dying erases individuality, but he's too unique a writer to be persuasive

7 Greatest Jazz CDs (Worth Your Time)

A fearless pick of the hippest and coolest ever. Let the arguments begin

YOUR TIME

PEOPLE

LETTERS

ESSAY