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Entries from January 2008

Autism and the Amish

January 30th, 2008 · 68 Comments · Housecleaning, Urban legend

Tweet In the spring of 2005, UPI reporter Dan Olmsted wrote that autism is rare among the Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. “Where are the autistic Amish?” he asked. “I have come here to find them, but so far my mission has failed, and the very few I have identified raise some very interesting questions […]

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