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TODAY Moms: Finding calm in the storm: Saving my family from the chaos of autism

Living with an autistic child can leave an entire family walking on eggshells. Ten-year-old Alex Kline’s struggle with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome has consumed his entire family. His parents Tara Kennedy-Kline and Chris Kline decided to get help. Full story

Missing girl found after 5 days in Fla. swamp

An 11-year-old girl missing for five days in an alligator-infested Florida swamp was found alive by search crews overnight and carried out Tuesday morning, police announce. Full story

Schillings on family’s struggle with Asperger’s

   Baseball great Curt Schilling and his wife Shonda talk candidly about their son’s battle with Asperger’s syndrome as detailed in their book, “The Best Kind of Different.”

Autism diagnosis changes anger ‘Aspies’

In the autism world, people with Asperger's syndrome are sometimes seen as the elites, the ones who are socially awkward, yet academically gifted and who embrace their quirkiness. Full story

Big changes proposed in psychiatric diagnoses

Don't say "mental retardation" — the new term is "intellectual disability." No more diagnoses of Asperger's syndrome — call it a mild version of autism instead. And while "behavioral addictions" will be new to doctors' dictionaries, "Internet addiction" didn't make the cut. Full story

NYC boy missing for 11 days lived in subways

The mother of a 13-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome who was missing in New York City for 11 days says her son spent the entire time in the subway system. Full story

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  Cell phone helps track missing teen

Oct. 5: A mother in Oregon uses cell phones to track down her son after the teen, who has Asperger's Syndrome, got on a flight to Chicago alone. KGW's Katherine Cook reports.

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