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Son's Autism Casts Hopkins Researcher in Dual Role

What happens when you're both father and doctor? NPR tells the tale of a JHU psychologist whose son was diagnosed with autism.

Here's an excerpt:

"When a parent receives a diagnosis that his or her child has a condition with no known cure or treatment, it may be hard to know where to turn even if the parent is a professional with the expertise to take matters into his own hands.

Dr. Barry Gordon, a neurologist and an experimental psychologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, faced the challenge of both treating and studying his son's condition. And in doing so, he pushed the limits of scientific research and parental devotion."

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