Gerald Franklin, who was diagnosed with autism as a child, is now lead developer for a website that matches workers with prospective employers. Job-related videos, he says, can help people with special needs showcase their talent. Courtesy of Gerald Franklin hide caption

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Autism Can Be An Asset In The Workplace, Employers And Workers Find

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Early treatment for autism is key to making the most of the intervention, researchers say. Marc Romanelli/Blend Images RM/Getty Images hide caption

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Electric Currents And An 'Emotional Awakening' For One Man With Autism

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (left) hugs Annette Bebout, 73, of Newton, during a campaign event at Berg Middle School, in Newton, Iowa, this week. Bebout told her story to the audience of how she lost her home. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Clinton Runs As Wonk In Chief, Trying To Win Hearts With Plans

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In researching their book, Caren Zucker and John Donvan tracked down Donald Gray Triplett (center), the first person officially diagnosed with autism. Now in his 80s, Triplett has had a long, happy life, Donvan says, maybe partly because his hometown embraced him from the beginning as " 'odd, but really, really smart.' " Courtesy of Penguin Random House hide caption

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'In A Different Key' Traces History And Politics Of Autism

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After The Diagnosis: How Families Experience Autism

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder. Kelvin Murray/Getty Images hide caption

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'NeuroTribes' Examines The History — And Myths — Of The Autism Spectrum

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Jonathan Keleher talks with a colleague, Rafael Wainhaus, at work. Keleher was born without a cerebellum, but his brain has developed work-arounds for solving problems of balance and abstract thought. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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Clues To Autism, Schizophrenia Emerge From Cerebellum Research

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One Saturday each month, the Pacific Science Center of Seattle opens early for people with autism spectrum disorders. John Keatley/Pacific Science Center hide caption

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By Dimming Its Lights, Museum Opens Doors For Kids With Autism

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Katie Clapp shares a laugh with her son Andy Tranfaglia, 25, at their home in West Newbury, Mass. Andy has a rare genetic condition called fragile X syndrome. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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A Family's Long Search For Fragile X Drug Finds Frustration, Hope

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