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It's known at the "summer slide" in education circles. It's what happens during summer break when students forget what they learned during the school year. But for students on the autism spectrum, the summer slide can also mean losing hard-won social skills, and that can make it especially difficult once school starts again.

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Known as “Blind Tom,” Thomas Wiggins was a slave from Columbus, Georgia. He was born with a condition that today might be diagnosed as autism. Blind Tom was also a musical prodigy, as a pianist and composer, and was referred to as the greatest pianist of his age.

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The United States will withdraw from the international climate agreement known as the Paris accord, President Donald Trump announced on Thursday. He said the U.S. will negotiate either re-entering the Paris agreement, or a work on a new deal that would put American workers first.

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Legislative leaders and Governor Dannel Malloy met on Thursday and agreed to a special session before June 30 to hammer out a new two-year budget. But what does that mean for the rest of the regular legislative session?

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Most Connecticut schools have access to a track when they practice. The Academy of Science and Innovation, a CREC magnet school in New Britain, doesn’t.

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