Better screening when young people enter the youth justice system would help identify those who are neurodivergent.
Some parents worry about labelling their child with an autism diagnosis. But labelling happens regardless of whether parents discuss diagnosis or not. It can instead take the form of name-calling.
Musk’s autistic traits and history of being bullied might help explain why he appears combative on social media
A reignited debate centres around whether broadening the diagnosis of autism has made the diagnostic label no longer entirely fit-for-purpose.
ActuallyAutistic, #AutismAcceptance and #AutisticAdults are all popular TikTok hashtags. But as much as TikTok can be liberating for people with autism, the conversation can’t stop there.
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.