Formal complaints on behalf of the Seattle school district’s 7,000 special-education students have doubled over the past two years. Parents, teachers and state officials blame a central administration they say has become indifferent to the long-troubled department. Five years ago, …

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Scientists investigating the brain of one of the world’s most famous autistic people have found several features that can explain her unique talents. Temple Grandin, professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, is what is known as a ‘savant’ …

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