Prisons are often ill-equipped to handle autistic inmates, who are at risk for mental health problems and abuse.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Autistic people vary widely in how they describe their quality of life. Anxiety and depression may account for that range more than traits of autism do.
Being bullied puts adolescents with autism at increased risk of suicide. Identifying and preventing bullying may help prevent suicides.
Atypical development of a particular type of neuron explains the structural similarities seen in the brains of people with autism, schizophrenia and other conditions, according to a new study.
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rates of any kinds of mental illness. They don’t discriminate, affecting people of all ethnicities, sexualities, gender identities, ages and backgrounds.
Growing ranks of researchers on the spectrum are overcoming barriers — from neurotypical bias to sensory sensitivities — to shape autism science.
Isolated from their peers, some autistic men get drawn into extremist views — and, in rare cases, violence — associated with online groups for ‘celibates.’
A study that followed 126 autistic people in England from their preteen years to age 23 found little improvement in their behavioral and emotional problems.