Increasing numbers of young adults with autism are pursuing a college education. Many campuses are not ready for them.
Children with autism often have problems understanding others’ thoughts; those who use mental strategies to compensate for these problems may be unusually anxious.
A greater proportion of 3-year-old girls than boys with autism have psychiatric features such as anxiety and moodiness.
Language difficulties and emotional challenges such as anxiety or aggression in children with autism at age 3 predict their social skills at around age 5.
Women describe relief at finally learning they have autism, a man with epilepsy narrates during stimulation of his brain, and the brain’s immune cells are caught on film nibbling at neuronal connections.
A woman with autism had to fight for her sterilization surgery, a mother’s tactics with her son on the spectrum generate controversy, and gifted students with autism have unique struggles.
A new questionnaire assesses the frequency and severity of various behaviors in children with autism.