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Word! Autism

Autism

Say: AW-tiz-um

Kids with autism have a brain problem that makes it hard for them to understand the world around them. They have difficulty communicating and interacting with people. Kids with autism have unusual interests and behavior. They may not know what it means when someone smiles or frowns. They may need help learning or get really upset by loud noises.

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