A woman with Alzheimer's disease walks in a corridor at a retirement house in Angervilliers, France, last month. Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lowell Austin, an autistic student at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., receives tutoring from Stephanie Hurly at the university's Autism Training Center, one of several college programs highlighted on the website College Autism Spectrum. Jeff Gentner/AP hide caption

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Craig Stenning, head of Rhode Island's mental health department, lets hospitals know where mental health patients are waiting and where beds might be available. Jenny Gold for NPR hide caption

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Helen Reichert, 109, is adept at moving on after life throws her a curveball. Courtesy of Olive Villaluna hide caption

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At a rally at Napa State Hospital in January, workers demand better safety measures for staff and patients. One worker carries a sign with a photo of Donna Gross, a hospital worker killed last year, allegedly by a patient. J.L. Sousa/ZUMAPRESS.com hide caption

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