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Exploring the intersection of autism and the arts.

Previous articles
December 2010

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.

May 2010

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.

July 2009

Unrequited love

by  /  31 July 2009

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

January 2008

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.


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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