Dr Shaun Murphy, Dr House, Dr Virginia Dixon are all great characters. But their reality doesn’t always chime with my own.
Our new book explores the autistic mind – and shows that we’re not as different as we might think
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 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.
This simple strategy could help your child safely negotiate dangerous situations such as getting lost in a public place or discovering a firearm.
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.
Specialists offer a series of tips on how parents of children with autism spectrum disorder can help their children communicate with more people and in different places.
Mathematics researchers have developed a technique for detecting autism that could eventually make a diagnostic process faster and less stressful for children and families.
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.
The complexity of autism makes research difficult, but understanding even rare forms of autism is leading to greater insight into the biology of these disorders and potential new treatments.
This is just one example of how being ‘different’ can lead to being treated differently.
When nerve cells in the brain pass electrical signals to each other, they create tiny electric fields that can be sensed from outside the skull.
Biological research can inspire technological innovation. Also, software that models computer networks can inform health care for patients with neurological disorders.
A recent study has shown educators can include and teach children on the spectrum in mainstream childcare, alongside their non-autistic peers.
Autism doesn’t have to be viewed as a disability or disorder.
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.
The evidence indicates that having autism spectrum disorder actually reduces the risk of violence.
When non-autistic people take the lead on autism research, support and advocacy without input from autistic people, we risk of getting the message wrong and missing key parts of the picture.
Autism and vitamin D: an in-depth look at what the new study actually found.
Only 16% of adults with autism are in full-time work.