Lifting the Veil on Autism

Equipped with new findings — including feedback from people with autism — researchers are gaining a better grasp of autistic minds and how to treat them. Specialists and parents eagerly let us know of the challenges in tackling the confounding condition, but also expressed a degree of hope

The article on autism [May 29] by Claudia Wallis was very informative and helped correct many misconceptions about autistic children. In India, not much research on autism is under way. I fear that most of those children are taken to be mentally ill or retarded. The statistics on reported cases...

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