One of the leading theories of autism posits that girls and women are biologically protected from the condition.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
A new network in the Netherlands is focused on problems and solutions specific to autistic girls and women.
Researchers need funds to investigate why autistic women take their own lives — and how to stop them.
Traits associated with autism and gender variance may co-occur even among typical children — a finding that may ease some of the skepticism about the overlap.
Spectrum’s editors chose five stories from 2018 you may have missed the first time around.
Autistic women’s activity in a ‘social’ brain region tracks with the extent to which they mask their autism.
Autistic people with a minority sexual orientation or gender identity face specific challenges, from having their self-assessments dismissed to difficulties advocating for their gender needs.
Ben Barres agonized over whether to come out as male or commit suicide. In a posthumous memoir, he makes clear that coming out was the right choice.