Tag: adults with autism

July 2019
Adults in a waiting room, a man talks to a nurse or doctor in medical setting
Opinion

How autistic people use compensatory strategies to cope with daily life

by , , ,  /  26 July 2019

In a large survey, autistic adults from around the world described their experiences of using psychological strategies to fit in.

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News

For autistic adults, a hospital stay carries high risk of death

by  /  24 July 2019

Adults with autism are nearly 50 percent more likely to die in the hospital than their typical peers.

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woman standing alone confronts a complex chart in the workplace
Opinion

Providing accommodations for autistic workers benefits everyone

by ,  /  18 July 2019

Companies can use many strategies to make workplaces more inclusive.

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Illustration shows man penned in by Police line "do not cross" yellow tape
Features / Deep Dive

When autistic people commit sexual crimes

by  /  17 July 2019

Many first-time sex offenders on the spectrum may not understand the laws they break. How should their crimes be treated?

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Opinion

What it’s like to be autistic at an autism research conference

by ,  /  15 July 2019

An autistic journalist is cautiously optimistic that the annual INSAR conference is becoming more inclusive of the autism community.

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June 2019
Fish with fish oil capsules spilling out of it.
News

Interactive Autism Network, home to dozens of studies, set to shut down

by  /  26 June 2019

The first online registry dedicated to autism research is scheduled to close down on 30 June, ending a 13-year run.

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Illustration shows variety of stimming behaviors: hand flapping, muttering, rocking, doodling.
Opinion / Viewpoint

Stimming, therapeutic for autistic people, deserves acceptance

by  /  25 June 2019

Repetitive behaviors such as hand-flapping and spinning may give autistic people a sense of control; instead of discouraging these behaviors, therapists should address triggers upsetting to autistic people.

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News

Book review: ‘The Rosie Result’ crafts foolish caricatures of autism

by  /  18 June 2019

In the final installment of Graeme Simsion’s bestselling Rosie trilogy, the protagonist’s implied autism becomes explicit — and leaves our reviewer cold.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Roundtable: Camouflaging in autism

6 June 2019

Watch the complete replay of our roundtable on camouflaging in autism.

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Young man in medical/institutional setting with head in hands
News

Autism, attention deficit result in distinct mental health problems

by  /  6 June 2019

Adults with autism tend to have a different set of psychiatric conditions than do those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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