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.
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’.
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.
Not every child with mental health difficulties has a diagnosis. An approach that focuses on symptoms rather than diagnostic labels can help support children who could benefit from treatment.
Our landmark new report examined the evidence (or lack thereof) behind certain interventions, but applying it to individual children and families requires a tailored approach.
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.
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.
Autistic and artistic, you can be both.
This is just one example of how being ‘different’ can lead to being treated differently.
The Harry Potter universe has become a popular setting for stories featuring autistic characters, written by young writers eager to tackle a complex topic.
Don Burke: the statements you made are false, and they have an impact far beyond your own circumstance.
People suffering from autism could be far more vulnerable to falling under the spell of terror organisations on the look-out for new recruits.
There are plenty of apps that people with autism can use for learning, play and communication. Not all are designed with autism in mind, so what can we learn from any online user feedback?
People tell each other stories every day about the things they’ve seen and done. For many children with autism, this kind of personal narrative doesn’t come easily. Here’s how parents can help.
Because the world can look different to a child on the autism spectrum.