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October 2011
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Theater review: The lion roars, quietly

by  /  7 October 2011

A special performance on Sunday of The Lion King created a comfortable environment for children with autism and their families to enjoy the theater.

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May 2011
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Documentary review: ‘Wretches and Jabberers’

by  /  10 May 2011

A new documentary blasts misperceptions about nonverbal people with autism, showing that they are capable of intelligence, wit and empathy even as their disorder chains them “like a beast.”

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March 2011
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Art therapy

by  /  15 March 2011

The suggestion that some people with autism might be creative or artistic surprises us. It shouldn’t.

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December 2010
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The culture of gender

by  /  29 December 2010

Delusions of Gender takes issue with sexism disguised as scientific fact. I think the book is a provocative cautionary tale for autism researchers.

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Deluded

by  /  29 December 2010

In her new book, Cordelia Fine argues that the brain is sexed by society, not by biology. But by quoting only studies that support her perspective, she abandons objectivity for polemic.

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May 2010
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Learning to listen

by  /  3 May 2010

A new book draws public attention to auditory processing disorder, a rare condition defined by the inability to recognize and interpret sounds, and often misdiagnosed as autism.

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July 2009
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Unrequited love

by  /  31 July 2009

A new film takes on the question of whether people with autism truly fall in love.

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January 2008
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Autism and the arts: “Lucy” captures disorder’s complexity

by  /  28 January 2008

Itʼs not often that movies, books and plays represent science accurately, or with a true and empathetic understanding of its complexity.

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The gender divide

by  /  23 January 2008

One of the best-known facts about autism is that it is more common in boys than in girls.

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