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The Complicated Reasons Autism Rates Are Still on the Rise
Autism rates are up 150 percent from 2000. What’s going on?
Social Media Helped Me Connect With My Husband in a Way I Couldn’t in Real Life
I struggle with the non-verbal cues of flirting. On the internet, that’s never an issue.
A New Look at How Autism Affects Girls
They have more trouble with certain cognitive functions than boys on the spectrum do.
Why It Matters That
’s New Muppet With Autism Is a Girl
Some researchers believe the condition is underdiagnosed in girls, because the symptoms aren’t the same as in boys.
Some Psychologists Call for a Positive Framing of Autism and Niche Interests
Four people with autism — and one parent of a severely autistic adult — share their stories.
Donald Trump Just Broadcast a Dangerous Misconception About Autism Rates
No, there hasn’t been a staggering rise in autism rates in kids — in fact, researchers are torn about whether there’s been any rise at all.
Vocal Anti-Vaxxer Claims Trump Asked Him to Chair a Committee on Vaccine Safety
The transition says Trump would like to create a commission on autism, but no decision has been made.
Kids With Autism Are Taking Trump’s Rhetoric Literally
Autism experts explain how the election has taken a toll on the young people they work with.
A Leading Autism Organization Is No Longer Searching for a ‘Cure’
What the change means for a group with a “very troubled history.”
Might Actually Be Helping Kids With Autism
It isn’t some crazy, unsupported theory.
The Challenge of Creating a TV Series About Autism
“I was quite interested in how people react to it, and the kinds of fault lines that it exposes in a family.”
This 12-Year-Old Kid Really Gets the Whole Vaccinations-Cause-Autism Argument
Do vaccinations really cause autism? He’s got a whole folder of evidence revealing the truth.
What It’s Like to ‘Wake Up’ From Autism After Magnetic Stimulation
“I just thought my inability to read people had held me back my whole life. And if there is something that could change that, I should try it.”
Here’s a Good Explainer About That Big Anti-Vaccination Film
A conspiracy theory about the CDC is causing a lot of misunderstanding.
The Sad Controversy Over a Misleading Autism Test
Parents wary about autism, unfortunately, offer a particularly nervous, eager market for half-baked science.
things that sound alarming
About That Study Linking PCOS and Autism in Kids
Let’s all take a deep breath.
A Sad, Enraging Story About the Pseudoscience of Facilitated Communication
A new article traces the history of a damaging, exploitative technique — and ponders the question of why it’s getting millions from the Department of Education.
The Problematic Obsession With ‘Curing’ Autism
“If we start trying to eliminate these conditions, we could really mess up the future of humanity.”
The Mystical-Elephants Theory of Autism
Kids With Autism Describe Their Sensory Experiences
“And I heard the buzzer and I started to have panic, like, ‘Ahh!’”
How Pets Help Kids With Autism
Pets spark conversation, and conversation is good.
Watch a Good 2-Minute Debunking of Anti-Vaccine Autism Nonsense
These conspiracy theories have serious consequences.
A Brain-Scan Step Toward Better Autism Diagnosis
Researchers are slowly making progress in a tricky area.
How Young Is It Possible to Treat Autism?
Researchers seek to start treatment before kids are even 1 year old.
What It’s Like to Have Anorexia and Autism
Some young girls with autism are getting misdiagnosed because of gender norms.
More Evidence That Stress During Pregnancy Can Contribute to Autism
A new study examined kids who were in utero during a 1998 Quebec ice storm.
Does Stress During Pregnancy Really Cause Autism?
Worry may consume many moms-to-be, but the evidence on whether it could harm their fetuses is decidedly mixed.
Kelly Preston’s Organic Cure for Autism
John Travolta’s wife will be interviewed about the death of her son Jett.