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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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Images of the developing fetal brain show connections among brain regions. Allen Institute for Brain Science; Bruce Fischl, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital hide caption

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Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

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Researchers say intervention in early childhood may help the developing brain compensate by rewiring to work around the trouble spots. iStockphoto hide caption

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Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

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