Simon Hinson, 7, feeds his sister Lucy, 6 months, as brother Justin, 10, looks on Monday September 8, 2014 in Lincoln, Calif. Simon was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was 15 months old. He participated in the Early Start Denver Model therapy program co-developed by a UC Davis researcher.
Simon Hinson, 7, feeds his sister Lucy, 6 months, as brother Justin, 10, looks on Monday September 8, 2014 in Lincoln, Calif. Simon was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was 15 months old. He participated in the Early Start Denver Model therapy program co-developed by a UC Davis researcher. Renée C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com
Simon Hinson, 7, feeds his sister Lucy, 6 months, as brother Justin, 10, looks on Monday September 8, 2014 in Lincoln, Calif. Simon was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was 15 months old. He participated in the Early Start Denver Model therapy program co-developed by a UC Davis researcher. Renée C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com
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