Autism is unusually common among blind people, and children with autism are more likely to have vision problems than their typical peers. Understanding why could lead to better therapies for autism for autism.
People with autism may have patterns of brain activity that are similar to those in typical people when interpreting social interactions.
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.