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Defeating the isolation of autism - one proven method at a time

Richmond Times-Dispatch Editorial by Adam Dreyfus, Senior Director, Sarah Dooley Center for Autism at St. Joseph's Villa April is National Autism Awareness Month, and while science still has unanswered questions around

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Living With A Severe Case Of Autism

The spectrum disorder known as autism includes three levels - mild, moderate, and severe. Every child with autism requires care, support, and supervision, but a child with severe autism has

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The Difference Between Moderate To Severe Autism

Every person with autism will face social, communication, and behavior challenges, and they will need ongoing assistance and support. However, autism is a developmental disorder that’s a spectrum, meaning children

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