Autism is unusually common among people with congenital blindness, in part because the ability to see drives much of brain development.
Playing games designed to hone the ability to intuit others’ thoughts and feelings increases activity in regions of the social brain.
An evaluation of 11 tests of social skills has identified 8 that give credible results in autistic adults.
The brains of autistic children show few differences from those of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or even of controls.
To understand another person’s point of view, children with autism may need to actively suppress their own.
Theory of mind difficulties are likely to be more central to autism than to attention deficit hyperactive disorder, whereas executive function problems are more often associated with the latter.
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Women with autism value friendships as much as their neurotypical peers do, but they often have difficulty forming and maintaining them.