We see a lot about the challenges and limitations associated with autism – but less about the real strengths autistic people bring to the workplace. Here’s how to make workplaces more autism-friendly.
Les Murray’s habit of rearranging and recontexualising his poetry was a reflection of his distinctive way of perceiving the world.
Appointing an assistant minister for autism signals the neurodevelopmental condition is a priority – but a focus on it shouldn’t come at the expense of other conditions.
In this new reality TV series, Nathan Fielder goes to great lengths to help people rehearse future events.
Technology has so much potential to help autistic people but developers are missing the mark.
Problems identifying and responding to emotions in others is thought of as a core feature of autism. But our research shows there may be minimal differences in this aspect of social interaction.
A new study has found autism is the top risk factor for bullying among all neurodiversities.
Research shows there can be profound business benefits to hiring people living with intellectual disability.
Not having the proper diagnosis as a child can have a serious impact on mental health in adulthood.
Hannah Gadsby explores the unique challenges and gifts of being an autistic, gender queer outsider. Her memoir charts her path to comedy success – navigating trauma and self-knowledge along the way.
Many autistic people struggle to get mental health support, or are missed by the healthcare system entirely.
Reports of cuts to NDIS packages have been confirmed with an average drop of 4% across participants.
Without a diagnosis, girls might experience social difficulties and traumatic situations – and grow into women who blame themselves.
While the main cast is autistic, the Amazon Prime show still relies on dangerous tropes.
Two-thirds of autism research funding in New Zealand is directed at biology and genetics. The autism community says improving support services and quality of life should be the priorities.
Pollution from more frequent floods and wildfires – exacerbated by the warming climate – is threatening human health and poses particular risks to the brain.
New research dispels the myth that gut bacteria causes autism. Rather, changes in the gut bacteria of some people with autism are driven by restricted diets or ‘picky eating’.
These children are not getting the help they need to thrive at school and at home.
While most children still had some level of developmental difficulties, the therapy boosted their social communication skills, leaving them less likely to meet the criteria for an autism diagnosis.
Anti-vaccine activists are using the side effect reporting system to spread fear and misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. But the database could also be used as a gauge for public concerns.