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What the Heck Is Autism Anyway?

Making sense of the A word

Mother and adult son smiling
Image by Cesar R. Used with permission

Much has changed over the past two decades when it comes to labels and attitudes about whatever it is “autism” is, how it is experienced and how society ought to view it.

To some extent, the opinions have become polarizing, political even. There are sides and it feels like one must espouse one of the other. It’s all very confusing, and I…

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