Daniel Tammet has memorized Pi to the 22,514th digit. He speaks ten different languages, including one of his own invention, and he can multiply enormous sums in his head within a matter of seconds. However, he is unable to hold down a standard 9-to-5 job, in part due to his obsessive adherence to ritual, down to the precise times he has his tea every day.

Daniel Tammet has memorized Pi to the 22,514th digit. He speaks ten different languages, including one of his own invention, and he can multiply enormous sums in his head within a matter of seconds. However, he is unable to hold down a standard 9-to-5 job, in part due to his obsessive adherence to ritual, down to the precise times he has his tea every day.

I am looking for a few people willing to give about 1 hour of their time per week to positively impact the Autism Community.

I am looking for a few people willing to give about 1 hour of their time per week to positively impact the Autism Community.

For young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), making the transition from school to the first rites of independent adult life, including a first job and a home away from home, can be particularly challenging.

For young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), making the transition from school to the first rites of independent adult life, including a first job and a home away from home, can be particularly challenging.

Man’s best friend has a way of bringing comfort in times of need especially for people with special health needs.

Man’s best friend has a way of bringing comfort in times of need especially for people with special health needs.

Boys are far more likely to be affected by autism than are girls, with about four times as many boys being diagnosed as girls. This well-known sex bias, or sexual dimorphism, is probably at least partly the result of differences in prenatal as well as early postnatal brain development.

Boys are far more likely to be affected by autism than are girls, with about four times as many boys being diagnosed as girls. This well-known sex bias, or sexual dimorphism, is probably at least partly the result of differences in prenatal as well as early postnatal brain development.

Great depth and great challenge. Different, but not less.

Great depth and great challenge. Different, but not less.

FOR Dana Napoleon, a flight attendant in Tacoma, Wash., zipping in and out the nation’s airports every week is second nature. Yet she is still filled with dread every time she flies with her 10-year-old son.

FOR Dana Napoleon, a flight attendant in Tacoma, Wash., zipping in and out the nation’s airports every week is second nature. Yet she is still filled with dread every time she flies with her 10-year-old son.

Bob Wright is the founder of Autism Speaks. We all know the story: his grandson, Christian, has regressive autism. Christian’s mom, a hero to us all, believes vaccines caused Christian’s regression. Bob Wright ran NBC for years and worked for General Electric (the parent of NBC) forever. He is a well-connected, very powerful person. Seven years ago, with much fanfare, Autism Speaks was born.

Bob Wright is the founder of Autism Speaks. We all know the story: his grandson, Christian, has regressive autism. Christian’s mom, a hero to us all, believes vaccines caused Christian’s regression. Bob Wright ran NBC for years and worked for General Electric (the parent of NBC) forever. He is a well-connected, very powerful person. Seven years ago, with much fanfare, Autism Speaks was born.

Canada is the latest country to join an ambitious global campaign to educate companies and governments about the benefits of hiring people with autism in the work force, with a goal of seeing one million autistic people employed by 2020, including 10,000 in Canada.

Canada is the latest country to join an ambitious global campaign to educate companies and governments about the benefits of hiring people with autism in the work force, with a goal of seeing one million autistic people employed by 2020, including 10,000 in Canada.

To many, Temple Grandin is the public face of autism. Grandin’s story has significantly increased autism awareness around the world, and has increased society’s appreciation of the unique and positive characteristics of the autistic mind. But Grandin is much more than just a label: in addition to being an activist, Grandin is also an author, professor, and highly regarded animal scientist for her innovative methods for handling livestock. Grandin was listed in Time Magazine as one of the 100…

To many, Temple Grandin is the public face of autism. Grandin’s story has significantly increased autism awareness around the world, and has increased society’s appreciation of the unique and positive characteristics of the autistic mind. But Grandin is much more than just a label: in addition to being an activist, Grandin is also an author, professor, and highly regarded animal scientist for her innovative methods for handling livestock. Grandin was listed in Time Magazine as one of the 100…

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