Eric Duquette didn’t utter a word until he was 5 years old, getting through his early years with a combination of picture cards and sign language. Eric, now a softspoken young man of 18, can’t remember why he didn’t speak early on. For him, the pas ..
A series of new videos from Sesame Street star a Muppet with a magic wand, pink wings and friends with autism. The videos are part of a new effort aimed at "normalizing" autism, making families with the condition feel included and reducing the bullying that is five times more often aimed at autistic children than neurotypical ones. Although one in 68 American children have autism, the public still doesn’t understand much about the condition, says Jeanette Betancourt, senior vice president of social ..