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Autistic Florida boy, 5, found dead in pond after wandering from home

A 5-year-old Florida boy with autism wandered from his home and was located by authorities dead in a nearby pond on Thanksgiving morning. Aaron Peña had been missing from his home in Orlando since the day before at around noon, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. He was wearing dinosaur-print pajama pants and a … Read more

Can Virtual Reality Help Autistic Children Navigate the Real World?

This article is part of Upstart, a series on young companies harnessing new science and technology. Vijay Ravindran has always been fascinated with technology. At Amazon, he oversaw the team that built and started Amazon Prime. Later, he joined the Washington Post as chief digital officer, where he advised Donald E. Graham on the sale … Read more

Nonspeaking autistic valedictorian gives powerful graduation speech

Rollins College valedictorian Elizabeth Bonker gave a powerful speech at commencement last week. Bonker is affected by nonspeaking autism, so she used a text-to-speech computer program to deliver her address. Bonker says she dreams of “communication for all” and has been “overwhelmed with gratitude” from the support she’s received. In a class of 2022 commencement … Read more

Video of Autistic Teen Missing for 3 Years Being Found by Cops Surfaces

Play video content CNN The autistic teenager who was found after he went missing for 3 years was freezing his butt off in Utah when cops stumbled upon him … a moment you can now see on video. 19-year-old Connerjack Oswalt was discovered earlier this month by Summit County Sheriff’s deputies in Park City, where … Read more