‘Pokemon Go’ Has Added Benefits, And Risks, For Those With ASD 

PITTSBURGH — When Austin Rodriguez plays “Pokemon Go,” he connects with other people.

For Austin, 16, of Brackenridge, Pa., this is a rare occurrence. It’s not because he’s anti-social. In fact, his mother, Heather Rodriguez, says he is very friendly. It’s because he has autism spectrum disorder.

Austin, like other kids with autism, doesn’t usually initiate interaction with other people, prefers to stay indoors in the virtual world of his computers and doesn’t have much interest in the social life of high school.

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