In “The Boy Who Loved Too Much,” a woman tries to cocoon her son, who has Williams syndrome, from life’s insults but later realizes her protective instincts carry dangers of their own.
Virtual reality can help typical people experience sensory hypersensitivity and other perceptual differences that autistic individuals describe. Host Ben Kuebrich reports.
Researchers and autistic artists exploring virtual reality to study, treat and simulate autism traits.
With a growing acknowledgement of self-awareness in people with autism, self-report questionnaires are gaining popularity in research and clinical practice.
Theory of mind develops surprisingly early, a book publisher doubles down in defense of a controversial author, and false vaccine news gets a correction.
Adults with autism who undergo a therapy designed to bolster social learning show cognitive benefits that may increase their chances of employment.
People with autism teach researchers about compassion, honesty, love — and the joys of the holidays.
The evidence linking autism and maternal infections grows, special neuron recipes are in development, a CRISPR pioneer envisions unicorns, and 23andMe delivers empathy data.
When I was young, I didn’t know I was different from other people. I’ve since learned who I am, about my autism and how I can overcome the challenges of my condition.
The reasons some people with autism don’t make eye contact may differ between childhood and adulthood.