Gender and sexuality appear to be more varied among autistic people than among neurotypical people. What do scientists know about the connection?
Autistic men show a greater imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory signaling in the brain than autistic women do, which could explain sex differences in ‘camouflaging.’
People who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth are three to six times as likely to be autistic as cisgender people are.
The Netflix series that follows 20-something autistic adults looking for love is well intentioned but fails to capture reality and is riddled with bad advice.
Autistic girls’ brains respond more strongly to social stimuli than do autistic boys’.
Brothers and sisters of people with autism are both about two to three times more likely than the general population to have an autistic child themselves.
Three widely used tests for assessing autism can accurately measure trait severity in girls and boys.
Isolated from their peers, some autistic men get drawn into extremist views — and, in rare cases, violence — associated with online groups for ‘celibates.’