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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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Police officers and other first responders attend a 2012 autism information training session in Wrentham, Mass. Several cities are working to reduce the risk of miscommunication between police officers and people with autism. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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For Parents Of Young Black Men With Autism, Extra Fear About Police

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