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Newborns are able to make eye contact right from birth, even as their eyesight is still developing.

When babies make eye contact and what to expect as their eyes develop over the first year of life

Eye contact is important for a child's brain, social, and emotional development. It's one of the key ways we make connections with other human beings.
Somewhere between 1 in 40 and 1 in 50 children in the U.S. has autism, according to the most recent research.

A landmark report is warning that a gluten and casein-free diet won’t actually help kids with autism

A new report came out against gluten-free and casein-free elimination diets in addressing core autism symptoms.

Elon Musk said his brain chips might ‘solve’ autism and schizophrenia. A neuroscientist who implants brain chips has doubts.

A Columbia University neuroscientist says that it's possible the brain chips could instead help paralyzed patients go bionic.
Elon Musk appearing on Lex Fridman's podcast.

Elon Musk said his AI-brain-chips company could ‘solve’ autism and schizophrenia

Musk said he thinks Neuralink will "solve a lot of brain-related diseases," naming autism and schizophrenia as examples. Autism is not a disease.

Bill Maher agreed with a controversial doctor, repeating a debunked theory that it was ‘realistic’ that vaccines have caused autism in chi...

On his show "Real Time with Bill Maher," the late night host agreed with a controversial doctor he had on the show, saying vaccines may cause autism.
A study published in Jama Open Network in August suggests an association between C-sections and autism.

C-sections and autism rates in children may be linked, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid the procedure

A study found that C-sections were associated with a 33% higher risk of autism. But there's no evidence that the procedure causes the condition.
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks during the Climate Action Summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York, New York, September 23, 2019.

Greta Thunberg responds to ‘haters,’ asking why adults ‘spend their time mocking and threatening teenagers and children for promotin...

The 16-year-old climate activist responded to "haters" on Twitter, saying they are "desperate not to talk about the climate and ecological crisis."
The viral photo that mom Danielle Goodwin shared on Facebook.

A Washington parent requested a quiet learning space for her son with autism. The school responded by cramming his desk in an unused bathroom.

The school has since removed the desk after a social media post documenting the incident went viral, and is investigating the situation.
The Travelin Pattersons have been to over 40 Trader Joe's stores across the US in four months.

A family of Trader Joe’s superfans has visited over 40 stores in 4 months on an epic road trip across the US

The Travelin Pattersons have been to over 40 Trader Joe's stores in 34 states. Trader Joe's employees have gone above and beyond to welcome them.
High school graduation.

New York high school students held a ‘silent graduation’ to help a classmate with autism

The graduating class at Carmel High School stood together in silence so their fellow classmate, who's hypersensitive to sound, felt comfortable.