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The Human Voice May Not Spark Pleasure In Children With Autism

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Young Adults With Autism Can Thrive In High-Tech Jobs

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A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds no link between the number of vaccinations a young child receives and the risk of developing autism spectrum disorders. Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Number Of Early Childhood Vaccines Not Linked To Autism

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A guinea pig does its part for science and human relations by sitting on the lap of an autistic child. Erin Burnett/Courtesy of Maggie O'Haire hide caption

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Folic Acid For Pregnant Mothers Cuts Kids' Autism Risk

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Jonathan Mitchell is autistic and wants to donate his brain to science when he dies. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Shortage Of Brain Tissue Hinders Autism Research

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Andy Tranfaglia, 23, who has Fragile X syndrome, rides a horse with his mother, Katie Clapp. Katie Clapp hide caption

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Progress Made On Drug For Autism Symptoms

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Unrefrigerated brains in preserving solution are stacked high on shelves at the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center at McLean Hospital. Olin College of Engineering/Flickr hide caption

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Jeff Hudale, who is autistic, demonstrates a face recognition test at the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. Researchers use eye tracking devices to monitor and record what he is looking at. Rebecca Droke/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette hide caption

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What's Different About The Brains Of People With Autism?

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Abby Mahoney, 13, has Asperger's syndrome. She says she has memorized nearly everything there is to know about Star Wars. Her enthusiasm for the subject helped make her the target of a bullying boy. Courtesy of the Mahoney family hide caption

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Children With Autism Are Often Targeted By Bullies

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