Through the Spectrum

A change in the language doctors use to define autism could affect hundreds of thousands of children.

Jack Winegardner, one of the children who would be affected by changes to the definition of autism. It is Valentine’s Day in Jack’s first-grade class. A few at a time, his classmates get up to hand out their valentines, effortlessly matching names with the faces of their classmates until, empty-handed, they dart back to their seats. Jack glances down at the name on the top of his stack and wanders the maze of desks, staring intently, not at the children’s faces, but at the brown. . . Read more
Miriam Lauter