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Becoming more social is a big change, and change is hard. They need to practice making eye contact, breathing and speaking slowly. “The individual who is articulate and can present himself to a group of people goes a long way,” McLaughlin said. “Most individuals will have to give a presentation at some point. Rates of both diagnosis are growing, with 1 in 68 children currently affected by Autism and 1 in 78 children affected by Emotional Disability.

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Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (June 9, 2010)


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