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Autism, actually

March 27, 2023 05:13 pm | Updated April 14, 2023 03:26 pm IST

Representative photo of students playing at a preschool in Bengaluru.

Representative photo of students playing at a preschool in Bengaluru. | Photo Credit: Sudhakara Jain/The Hindu

In this ongoing series of articles written by experts, including those working with children, The Hindu will explore what autism spectrum disorders are and aren’t, how to identify and understand them, what it means to live with them, and how people with these conditions can live meaningful and fulfilling lives. They are aimed at families of children with autism. But given the gaps in data about neurodevelopmental disorders and the uneven, sometimes misguided, perception of what autism really is, the articles are also a common gateway into various aspects of this widely misunderstood condition.

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