Many common assumptions about autism aren’t true, as our new book shows.
Our new book explores the autistic mind -- and shows that we're not as different as we might think
The frequency and intensity of repetitive behaviours vary between mild and severe, which is why it’s called a spectrum.
It's been 25 years since autism was redefined and the surge in diagnoses and research began. But while we've come along way in our understanding of the spectrum, advances in drug therapies has lagged.
The Autcraft community offers a controlled and filtered environment for autistic children to play and socialise
Greta Thunberg departs after speaking at the youth climate strike in Battery Park, New York.
Greta Thunberg's critics say the climate activist is unstable, hysterical and mentally ill. That's because she challenges the view that the world is theirs to conquer.
Vaccinations are important to protect against a host of diseases.
Minority opinions posted online can skew social consensus.
Autism is a lifelong condition, though some people who weren’t accurately diagnosed may lose their diagnosis.
The myth that children grow out of autism can prevent parents from seeing and accepting their child as the wonderful human being they are and recognising their strengths.
Organizations need to take special considerations when interview candidates with autism.
Asking clear, concise, direct questions in job interviews can help employers hire highly capable, skilled workers with autism.
The link between testosterone and empathy is complicated. We don't have all the answers yet.
Caesarean delivery alone does not contribute to the odds of a child developing autism or ADHD.
A new study has found a link between being born by caesarean section and having a greater chance of being diagnosed with autism or ADHD. But there's no evidence caesarean sections cause them.
This is how to design schools for autistic children.
What adults with autism told us about their everyday experiences.
The theory is that if therapies are started early enough, it might be possible to alter the trajectory of autism.
Children with autism don't usually begin therapy until they're given a diagnosis, which rarely occurs before the age of two. But new research shows there's benefit to starting early.
Providing workers who have autism with a quiet workspace and detailed instructions on tasks are among several accommodation strategies for employers.
Employers that make accommodations for workers with autism can help all workers and make our workplaces more just and productive for all.
Some stereotypical behaviours of individuals with autism suggest they don’t use a certain type of memory in the same way others might.
To understand what we suspect, so far, about the way in which some people with autism may see the world, we need to examine how we use the bank of experiences we have stored in memory.
Attributes of autism can have a hugely positive role in society.
Lee was able to communicate that disability is a part of humanity – not separate from it.
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Lee, who is blind and autistic, upended the assumption, held by many, that people with disabilities lack rich interior lives.
Artist impression of neurons communicating in the brain.
A new technology has enabled neuroscientists to examine the chemistry of individual brain cells. The finding reveal how genes are regulated differently in brain cells of people with autism compared to neurotypical people.
Autistic and artistic, you can be both.
‘Relationships are the foundation of everything I do as a school administrator,’ one principal told researchers.
A six-province study of principals finds those who prioritize spending time boosting staff report high levels of effectiveness supporting inclusive schools.
Our societies would be kinder and better places overall if we considered what we can and do learn from autism.
A medical model tends to see disability as an individual impairment, but disability — including autism — is part of all of our precarious, precious lives.