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'Things just get so hard'

Schools in the D.C. area are being pushed by parents to craft programs for an increasing number of students with Asperger syndrome or other forms of mild autism. People with the condition have difficulty interpreting and adjusting to social cues and situations.

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Article | The middle school years, when nothing seems more important or more impossible than fitting in, are rough for nearly everyone. But they are particularly brutal for preteens such as Will Gilbertsen, whose mild autism makes him stand out.

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