Learning how to read emotions aged nine
Nine-year-old Alex Cullenbine was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at five years old - but his mum, Donji, said she knew from 18 months that something was different.
He avoided making eye contact, was slow to develop speech and was overly sensitive to sounds.
Since his diagnosis, he had received behavioural therapy one or two times a week but he remained gaze avoidant.
However, a few weeks after he started taking part in a small trial funded by the US government, at Stanford University, Donji noticed a difference in her son.
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