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Queens school celebrates opening of new playground

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Article: Why Kids With Autism May Avoid Eye Contact

Here is an excerpt from an eye-opening article from the Live Science website:

Eye Contact article

Children with autism often have difficulty making eye contact, and now a new study suggests this may be due in part to how their brains process visual information, rather than being purely a social deficit.

In the study, children with autism showed activity over a larger area of the brain’s cortex when an image was placed in the periphery of their visual field, compared with when the image was placed in the center of their visual field. The opposite was true in children who did not have the disorder.

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