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Nonverbal Teen Writes Beautiful Letter Explaining His Autism: 'I Love Myself Just the Way I Am'

Nonverbal Teen Writes Beautiful Letter Explaining His Autism: 'I Love Myself Just the Way I Am'

Originally posted 05/21/2016 12:10AM

For 14 years, Gordy Baylinson didn't speak or show signs of emotion, so everyone around him – including his parents – believed he didn’t understand them.

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Young Man With Autism Who Can't Speak Uses Facebook to Help Rescue Drowning Toddler

Originally posted 05/13/2016 02:20PM

When 23-year-old Aaron Cahal heard a child's screams next door, the mostly non-verbal man with autism called for help in a very unusual way.

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Parents of Twins with Autism Open Up About the App They Created to Help Kids Develop Social Skills: It's 'Incredible' to See Its Impact

Parents of Twins with Autism Open Up About the App They Created to Help Kids Develop Social Skills: It's 'Incredible' to See Its Impact

Originally posted 04/29/2016 01:50PM

Shari Grande and her husband call the day their two-year-old son Elijah was diagnosed with autism "the day of nevers."

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Watch the Tearful Moment an Audience Helps 13-Year-Old Boy with Autism Sing 'Let It Go' During School Talent Show

Originally posted 04/15/2016 01:35PM

A group of middle school students taught a 13-year-old boy with autism to "let it go" during a powerful talent show performance.

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Robert De Niro Suggests That His Wife Thinks Son's Autism Is Connected to Vaccines as He Defends Vaxxed

Originally posted 04/13/2016 09:45AM

Robert De Niro has suggested his wife believes that vaccines are connected to his 18-year-old son's autism in an emotional Today show interview in which he defended the controversial film Vaxxed.

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California Artist with Autism Uses His Synesthesia to Paint Vivid Portraits: 'I See Beautiful Colors in My Dreams'

California Artist with Autism Uses His Synesthesia to Paint Vivid Portraits: 'I See Beautiful Colors in My Dreams'

Originally posted 04/05/2016 01:40PM

Jeremy Sicile-Kira, a 27-year-old artist with autism, has sold dozens of his stunning, colorful portraits to people all over the country.

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Robert De Niro Reveals He Pushed For Screening of Anti-Vaccine Movie at Tribeca Film Festival

Robert De Niro Reveals He Pushed For Screening of Anti-Vaccine Movie at Tribeca Film Festival

Originally posted 03/26/2016 12:30AM

Robert De Niro is taking responsibility for the screening of the controversial documentary Vaxxed, according to a report.

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Autism's First-Ever Patient, Now 82, 'Has Continued to Grow His Whole Life'

Autism's First-Ever Patient, Now 82, 'Has Continued to Grow His Whole Life'

Originally posted 01/29/2016 03:10PM

After a round of golf at the country club in Forest, Mississippi, one of the members bellied up to the bar and happened to see Donald Triplett, another golfer, approaching.

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Body of Autistic 5-Year-Old Who Went Missing During New Year's Eve Party Is Found in Canal

Originally posted 01/03/2016 10:10AM

The search for a missing 5-year-old boy with autism came to a tragic end on Saturday when officials found his body in a canal.

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