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From The Economist magazine, the authors explore how adults with autism are being used in today's workforce
The team at Stanford is working to understand cognition in people with Down syndrome. Cognition, broadly speaking involves the processing of information - understanding and remembering the environment around us, and being aware of ourselves:
The Down Syndrome Clinic at Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt serves all health needs of children with Down syndrome.
One of only three National Institutes of Health in the US, the Marcus Autism Center is a non-profit organization that provides a range of services to more than 5,500 children with autism and related disorders a year.
"The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves"
- Jane Goodall