Hope for severely autistic adults

Carmen Palacio, left, helps her autistic son, 16-year-old son Ryan Smith, with brushing his teeth during their nighttime routine of dinner and getting ready for bed at their home on Monday, March 4, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz. Ryan is usually in bed by 8 p.m. to start his day at 6:15 a.m. for a uniquely-tailored class at Rincon High School.

March 15, 2013 5:16 pm  •