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School Lunch Buddies Make a World of Difference for 13-Year-Old with Autism

A Lesson in Kindness: Seventh-Graders Form a Lunch-Buddies Club for Classmate with Autism

Originally posted 11/15/2014 04:30PM

Kansas teen Tate Smith's diagnosis of autism at age 2 sent his mother, Lisa, scrambling for answers. But first came the dread.

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Susan Boyle Confesses Asperger's Syndrome Makes Her Feel Like 'King Kong's Mother'

Susan Boyle Confesses Asperger's Syndrome Makes Her Feel Like 'King Kong's Mother'

Originally posted 11/15/2014 02:45PM

On stage she feels "safe," but it's life out of the spotlight that's difficult for Susan Boyle.

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Jacqueline Laurita: 'It's Been Positive Being Away' from RHONJ

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Jacqueline Laurita: 'It's Been Positive Being Away' from Real Housewives of New Jersey

Originally posted 11/12/2014 10:00AM

After five seasons on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jacqueline Laurita knew it was time to take a break from reality TV.

"It was just very stressful," she tells PEOPLE. "So I agreed to do it part-time. It's been positive being away from the craziness of the show."

While the mom of three still appears in the show's sixth season, she's been focusing her time on family, including son Nicholas, who was diagnosed with autism in 2012.

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Jerry Seinfeld Believes He's on the Autism Spectrum | Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld Believes He's on the Autism Spectrum

Originally posted 11/07/2014 01:30PM

It takes a lot of guts to do standup, let alone front one of TV's most popular sitcoms for years. But despite all of that, comedian Jerry Seinfeld says he's not the social butterfly many assume him to be.

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Filed Under: Autism, Jerry Seinfeld
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Oregon Mother Accused of Throwing 6-Year-Old Son with Autism Off Bridge to His Death

Oregon Mother Accused of Throwing 6-Year-Old Son with Autism Off Bridge to His Death

Originally posted 11/04/2014 05:55PM

A woman who appealed for money online to help care for her son with autism and disabled husband has been accused of throwing her 6-year-old boy to his death off an historic bridge on the Oregon coast.

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Kelli Stapleton: County Jail Has Been Better Than the 'Jail of Autism'

Originally posted 09/12/2014 08:30AM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Kelli Stapleton, the mother accused of attempting to kill her teenage daughter with autism, has spoken out about the crime for the first time since her arrest.

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Mom Who Tried to Kill Daughter with Autism Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse

Kelli Stapleton Averts Murder Trial by Pleading Guilty to Abuse of Daughter with Autism

Originally posted 09/03/2014 09:30AM

On the eve of her trial for attempted murder, Kelli Stapleton – the Michigan mom and former blogger on autism issues who stood accused of trying to kill her autistic teen daughter – pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of first-degree child abuse.

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Dad on Wife Who Allegedly Tried to Kill Autistic Daughter: 'I'll Never Forgive Her'

Matt Stapleton on Wife Kelli: 'I Still Love Her, but I'll Never Forgive Her'

Originally posted 07/01/2014 04:00PM

As his wife heads to trial for the attempted murder of their daughter with autism, Matt Stapleton is steeling himself for a verdict and what might follow.

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Nick Lachey Opens Up About Brother with Asperger Syndrome

Nick Lachey Opens Up About Brother with Asperger Syndrome

Originally posted 04/04/2014 08:45AM

Nick Lachey once exposed his life for the reality-show cameras, but there was one topic that was kept off limits: his brother with Asperger syndrome.

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Meet the Benjamin Brothers – They'll Change Your Idea of People with Autism

True Life's Brothers with Autism: 'We Have the Same Problems As Other People'

Originally posted 04/02/2014 09:00AM



Think you don't have anything in common with people who have autism?

MTV wants you to think again.

In observance of World Autism Awareness Month, the network is featuring a pair of brothers diagnosed with the disorder in a True Life documentary special.

Brad and Kenny Benjamin live with their parents in Bowie, Md., and are taking steps towards greater independence – they're learning to shop for groceries and cook their own meals, preparing to get their driver's licenses and increasing their social interaction by throwing a dinner party.

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Filed Under: MTV, Autism, Health

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