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At no cost to families, the World Health Organization’s Caregiver Skills Training (CST) program teaches parents and caregivers the day-to-day skills they need to help their children reach their full potential. Learn to build your child’s communication, engagement, positive behavior, daily living skills and more.

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Meet Tania and Valeria
Tania G., 30, and Valeria G., 3
To be completely honest, my diagnosis was a relief and I viewed it as the missing piece to my life. I finally understand who I am, and I feel proud about it.
Read Tania G., 30, and Valeria G., 3's Story
Meet Brandon W.
Brandon W. | 8 years old
A simple smile and eye contact can change a person’s whole day. I have taught my boys to never judge a book by its cover and love people for who they are. 
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Autistic high school senior crowned homecoming king by fellow students
Warren W. | 17 years old
To Warren, kindness means “that people are nice. And it is important to show your feelings.” 
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Meet Andrew S.
Andrew S. | 17 years old
Kindness means to care about others. It is important to spread kindness because you can create a lot of new relationships and show love to one another.
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If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism.

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