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Nets' Deron Williams hosting families affected by autism in suites at upcoming game vs Hawks

D.J. Williams' biggest issue with NBA games is he'd rather be playing with dad than watching him."He wants me the whole game, so he just wants to get out on the court," said his father, Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams.For many more autistic children, there are other challenges at the arena.The music is loud and the lights are bright. The games are long, and the whole experience can be overwhelming — not to mention stressful for their parents.Deron Williams is trying to make it more comfortable for one night, hosting 65 families affected by autism in the quieter suites at Barclays Center when the Nets play Atlanta on April 11."If people don't know about the disease, it's hard to control some of the kids," Williams said. "There's different levels of the spectrum and some kids are bothered by loud noise and ruckus, and so if they can get in a setting where they can kind of be away from it, it makes it a little easier and allows the parents to relax a little bit more and just allow them...

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