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The unexpected effect ‘Pokémon Go’ had on a boy with autism

Kimberly Yam


One boy with autism is catching ‘em all ― and discovering a new side of himself in the process. For Ralphie Koppelman, a 6-year-old who was diagnosed with autism, socializing can be uncomfortable. He has difficulty making eye contact and engaging in conversation. But the day he started playing Pokémon Go, the boy began opening up to other kids, making new connections, and finding common ground with his peers as a result of the game. His mother, Lenore Koppelman, who was overjoyed by the unexpec ..

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