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http://www.newsweek.com/id/197813

Erasing Autism
by: Claudia Kalb
NEWSWEEK 25, 2009

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I found this article while browsing delicious.com. I'm not quite sure what to think of it.

The author recognizes that it is potentially problematic: To draw any more parallels would be to invite controversy—and perhaps equating those with ASD with fictitious aliens is not the best of PR campaigns.

Autistic Trekdom

I look forward to hearing your thoughts and discussion.
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Shared trait keeps teens' friendship going strong
By JESSE TRUESDALE - The Hutchinson News - Friday, May. 15, 2009
http://www.bnd.com/336/story/769534.html

BUHLER, Kan. -- Estin Talavera and Matthew Van Sickler have been friends since second grade. They share some common interests, including online games and listening to music. But the two Buhler High School seniors share a more fundamental trait.

"Both of us don't get nonverbal cues," Estin said, referring to what many people call body language.

In Estin's case it's because he's blind. In Matthew's, it's because of Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism.

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