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Decades ago, few pediatricians had heard of autism. In 1975, 1 in 5,000 kids was estimated to have it. Today, 1 in 68 is on the autism spectrum. What caused this steep rise? Steve Silberman points to “a perfect storm of autism awareness” — a pair of psychologists with an accepting view, an unexpected pop culture moment and a new clinical test. But to really understand, we have to go back further to an Austrian doctor by the name of Hans Asperger, who published a pioneering paper in 1944. Because
The fashion for celebrating ‘neurodiversity’ ignores those with debilitating severe autism, says autism self-advocate and author Tom Clements
The link between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the body's 'second brain' is more apparent than ever before.
«With this, we were able to identify a microbial signature that distinguishes autistic from neurotypical individuals across many studies.»
David Downes, who paints from his photographic memory, says being autistic has shaped his whole life.
An animator’s ethical conundrum: how does he depict an Autistic person without reducing him to a caricature?
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Some models of autism frame special interest as something unsettling and obsessive. This is an unfair double standard
The movement has good intentions, but it favours the high-functioning and overlooks those who struggle with severe autism
I knew, on some level, that I was autistic by the time I was in fifth grade.
Duke University and a private company have been selling access to unproven cord blood treatments for autism. Now, they're planning something much bigger.
Autism changed Henry Markram’s family. Now his Intense World theory could transform our understanding of the condition.
How an autism diagnosis became both a clinical label and an identity; a stigma to be challenged and a status to be embraced
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