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Florida State Football Player Eats Lunch with Boy with Autism Who Was Sitting Alone: He 'Is a Hero'

Originally posted 08/31/2016 12:05PM

One simple act of kindness has made college football player Travis Rudolph a "hero" in the eyes of a Florida mother.

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Suzanne Wright, Co-Founder of Autism Speaks, Has Died at 69

Originally posted 07/30/2016 01:45PM

Suzanne Wright, the cofounder of Autism Speaks, has died after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 69.

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Filed Under: Death, Autism, Cancer
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How American Idol's James Durbin Manages Life With Tourette's and Asperger's

How American Idol's James Durbin Manages Life With Tourette's and Asperger's

Originally posted 07/26/2016 06:10PM

When James Durbin was on the 2011 season of American Idol, he stood out for two reasons: his high energy rock performances and the fact that he was living with Tourette Syndrome and Asperger Syndrome.

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New York Mom Reveals Pokémon Go Has Helped Her Son with Autism: 'It's Been Something of a Miracle'

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New York Mom Reveals Pokémon Go Has Helped Her Son with Autism: 'It's Been Something of a Miracle'

Originally posted 07/21/2016 02:55PM

When she first heard of Pokémon Go, New York mom Lenore Koppelman was skeptical.

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Utah Boy with Autism Wins World Title in Taekwondo: 'I Cannot Wait to See What the Future Holds for Him,' Says Mom

Originally posted 07/13/2016 04:30PM

When 11-year-old Ethan Fineshriber became a World Championship in Taekwondo, his friends rushed into the ring and hoisted him up on their shoulders.

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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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