Evilasio Da Paz, 9, right, plays Race to The Treasure, a cooperative board game with his mother and University of California, Merced doctoral candidate, Nikko Da Paz, left, of Los Banos, inside the Social Science and Management Building on the campus of UC Merced in Merced, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. Da Paz is in charge of a summer research project studying the mental and physical distress experienced by parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Evilasio was diagnosed with Autism at age 3.
Evilasio Da Paz, 9, right, plays Race to The Treasure, a cooperative board game with his mother and University of California, Merced doctoral candidate, Nikko Da Paz, left, of Los Banos, inside the Social Science and Management Building on the campus of UC Merced in Merced, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. Da Paz is in charge of a summer research project studying the mental and physical distress experienced by parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Evilasio was diagnosed with Autism at age 3. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsunstar.com
Evilasio Da Paz, 9, right, plays Race to The Treasure, a cooperative board game with his mother and University of California, Merced doctoral candidate, Nikko Da Paz, left, of Los Banos, inside the Social Science and Management Building on the campus of UC Merced in Merced, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. Da Paz is in charge of a summer research project studying the mental and physical distress experienced by parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Evilasio was diagnosed with Autism at age 3. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsunstar.com

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