The double empathy theory challenges the idea that social difficulties are specific to autism and suggests that problems arise from a mismatch in perspective between autistic and non-autistic people.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: eye contact
Welcome to the Null and Noteworthy newsletter, a roundup of papers that do the vital work of reproducing a previous result or reporting the absence of one.
This is part 2 of Owen’s story. It tracks his early progress in treatment for autism. Part 1 described his difficult path to a diagnosis.
Hearing difficulties and autism often overlap, exacerbating autism traits and complicating diagnoses.
Growing ranks of researchers on the spectrum are overcoming barriers — from neurotypical bias to sensory sensitivities — to shape autism science.
Autistic infants as young as 6 months display subtle signs of the condition, according to a study of visual attention.
Understanding how gaze differs in autistic people may help improve their lives.