In his new book The Rosie Result, author Graeme Simsion is not afraid to confront many of the issues surrounding perceptions of autism.
The final instalment to the Rosie Project trilogy points to greater awareness about neurological differences such as autism.
Parents may need to play the advocate for their child, especially if their child has a disability which affects their ability to communicate.
It's important for the child and their achievement at school that there is a good parent-teacher-student partnership.
Anxiety can drive obsessions and resistance to change.
Even though people with autism are more likely to think about concrete stuff rather than abstract feelings, anxiety still exists and, if not recognised, can cause significant problems.
Only 16% of adults with autism are in full-time work.
Burke sought to use Asperger’s syndrome as as explanation for why he harassed and bullied staff on Burke’s Backyard.
Don Burke: the statements you made are false, and they have an impact far beyond your own circumstance.
Wildlife presenter Chris Packham was diagnosed with Asperger’s in his 40s.
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New research reveals how autistic people use their strengths and interests to manage their condition.
Autism manifests in different ways. The signs are often less visible in women than in men, leading many to be underdiagnosed.
Unlocking the mystery of autism's origin.
Where does autism figure when working in higher education?
What is it like being an autistic academic?
Whether guilty or not, the criminal justice system flounders when dealing with autism.
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Autistic defendants and prisoners are suffering at the hands of an out of date criminal justice system.
Our sense of self is grounded in our memories, but recalling these details is harder for people with autism.
Men and women experience autism differently, which shows something revealing about where autistic characteristics may come from.
Symptoms that can signify autism can also mean other things.
A recent survey of paediatricians found they often lacked enough information to accurately diagnose an Autism Spectrum Disorder in children.
Harder climb if you don’t conform.
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Neurodiversity describes those who think, see and process information differently. And they can be an asset in the right workplaces.
Autistic people see patterns that others miss.
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Microsoft has joined those firms making efforts to hire autistic people – hardly surprising, with the benefits that could bring.
Elliot Rodger’s behaviour points to other problems.
The news that Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old confirmed by police as a suspect in the violent rampage which left seven people dead and 13 injured in Isla Vista, southern California, had Asperger’s Disorder…
Overall, there will be fewer symptoms and disorders listed in the new psychiatry manual.
MATTERS OF THE MIND – a series which examines the clinician’s bible for diagnosing mental disorders, the DSM, and the controversy surrounding the forthcoming fifth edition. For autistic people and their…
Most children with autism want friends but social graces don’t come naturally.
As knowledge and awareness of autism grows in the community, so do the myths. Autism is currently diagnosed according to behaviours which fit into three broad areas: social difficulties, communication…
In the absence of clear biological markers for autism, the DSM will remain a hugely influential book well into the 21st century.
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The DSM giveth, and the DSM taketh away - this is the less-than-complimentary sentiment of many people within the autism community as the clock ticks down to the publication of the most eagerly-anticipated…
Studies seem to outdo each other with ever-higher autism prevalence figures.
“273% Increase in Autism and We Don’t Know Why!” Thursday, April 15, 1999, Los Angeles Times. The rising prevalence of autism is a story destined to achieve headlines, take up column inches and even bump…