Equipped with new findings, researchers are getting a better grasp of autistic minds. Specialists and parents let us know of the challenges in tackling the condition, but also show optimism

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 of autism in India may be not so grim as those in the U.S., but I...

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