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1 in 88: Those are the odds that a child in the United States is born with Autism or a related disorder, according to the latest estimate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Fragile X is the most common known genetic cause of autism. Both of Holly Roos’ children have Fragile X. Parker is an energetic and expressive 12 year old; and Allison, though possessing the same amount of youthful playfulness, displays much milder symptoms than her older brother. Photographer Jim Young documents life at the Roos' and gives his personal account here. Read an in-depth special report: New drugs, fresh hope for autism patients. 32 PHOTOS

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