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For Parents of Kids on the Autism Spectrum, It Takes a Village

In his book, “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell describes a village of Italian expats in the U.S. where everyone lived ultra-long lives. Was there some secret to their longevity? What, researchers longed to know, was their secret sauce? Did they practice an aesthete form of yoga? Were they strict vegans? No. In fact, they all smoked like chimneys and ate plenty of meat. They were, however, a close-knit community where everyone supported each other. That was it.

Over the decades we as a society have become more self-sufficient. Our kids play on screens rather than on streets. Our doors are locked. Our lives — our real lives, not the sanitized versions we present on social media — are intensely private. We equate success with self-reliance, yet the

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