Our study shows when children first present for neurodevelopmental assessment they are also likely to have mental health concerns.
Though more research is needed, the idea is a relatively small amount of support early on can help prevent future difficulties.
It’s a too-common myth that autistic people are incapable of, or inept at, love. Autistic writer Kay Kerr explores 5 autistic people’s experiences of familial, friend and romantic love.
Some services require a formal diagnosis of autism or ADHD – but there is much parents and carers can do to support their child and their own wellbeing.
Pip Williams’ follow-up to her internationally bestselling debut novel explores World War I, women’s rights and sisterhood – but what makes it special is its unwavering attention to the making of books.
The most common form of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome could affect more people than we think. When doctors miss it, or confuse it with something else, the impact can be devastating.
The new national autism guideline says that we should remember to honour childhood. Sometimes that can get lost amid a weekly schedule of therapy sessions.
Autistic actor Chloe Hayden has worked to transcend the limits of a world not designed for neurodivergent people.
After an outcry on social media over its requirement that writers provide a medical diagnosis, Black Inc. has put on hold a planned anthology: Growing up Neurodivergent in Australia.
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Telling others about an autism diagnosis can lead to understanding and support, but it also exposes the Autistic person to greater risks of discrimination and bullying.
The new guideline was developed by a group of researchers, clinicians, and autistic people. They consulted with more than 1,000 community members.
Parents and carers might be worried a child is slow to talk or can’t seem to maintain attention. But getting a proper assessment can take years and connecting to support, even longer.
People with neurodevelopmental conditions are more likely to suffer from mental health problems.
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New study reveals that ADHD personality traits are closely linked to common mental health problems, even more so than autism.
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There are many benefits to being bilingual.
Masking or camouflaging is where people conceal certain traits and replace them with neurotypical ones to avoid being recognised as visibly neurodiverse.
The term ‘neurodiversity’ comes from autistic communities and means that all brains and ‘bodyminds’ work in diverse ways.
Language used to speak about disability changes over time, and preferences shift due to advocacy and allyship, legal proceedings and empirical research.
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Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for the whole family. Here are some tips to try if your child struggles with poor sleep.
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.
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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.