‘Autistic burnout’ is the intense physical, mental or emotional exhaustion, often accompanied by a loss of skills, that some adults with autism experience.
Following a series of scandals in the United Kingdom over people with autism being held against their will and mistreated in hospitals, a watchdog group has issued a legal challenge to the government.
For people with fragile X syndrome, progress in daily living skills and behavior tends to stall later in life.
A delay in autistic children’s brain responses to sound may continue into adulthood.
Autistic adults have more job opportunities than they used to, and a small neurodiverse workforce is thriving — but mainly at select companies that invest heavily in such employees.
Most of the top contenders for the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination have released comprehensive plans for disability policies.
Autistic adults may not experience the typical age-related decline in brain regions related to vision.
Autistic mothers report having more anxiety and depression than neurotypical mothers do.