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Autism friendship belief challenged by research

This year, the international journal Autism replaced its cover art of overlapping grey and red puzzle pieces with scattered circles, after a team of editors decided that puzzles evoked negative connotations of the disorder. Yet autism is puzzling: we still don’t even know what causes it. Autism assumptions ...

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Why students are skipping school this month

Beginning Thursday last week, students across Australia walked, and continue to trot off school grounds – for a few hours, to a day, to up to a week. Unlike previous student protests, however, ‘School Strike 4 Climate Action’ is far from what some ...

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