Category: Autism

Drawing Autism: A Visual Tour of the Autistic Mind from Kids and Celebrated Artists on the Spectrum

Autism and its related conditions remain among the least understood mental health issues of our time. But one significant change that has taken place over the past few years has been a shift from perceiving the autistic mind not as disabled but as differently abled — and often impressive in its difference, as in extraordinary individuals like mathematical mastermind Daniel Tammet or architectural …

Missouri woman charged with killing daughter with autism

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman was charged Tuesday with killing the teenage daughter with autism she gave up for adoption as a baby, weeks after the girl’s remains were found in a burn pit on her remote property and months after the girl moved back from Minnesota, where she was raised. Rebecca Ruud, 39, is charged with …

7 Behaviors That Show A Child May Be On The Autism Spectrum

“Autism is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by social withdrawal, by repetitive behaviors and by some kind of focal attention in its classic form. Basically, it’s an inability to relate to others.” – Harvey V. Fineberg Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is not as mysterious as it used to be ten or twenty years ago. Now, we have a …

Early Signs Of Autism: 7 Behaviors Every Parent Needs To Know About

Every parent wants their child to have an easy life. Perhaps that’s why new parents watch breathlessly for traditional milestones. But today, we’re coming to understand that some children might approach those milestones differently, and that’s OK. As a society, we have a growing awareness of autism, a neurological difference where people process the world differently, sometimes having difficulty with socializing and communication. …

People With Autism Are Better at Avoiding Sneaky Marketing Tricks

A new study on decision-making in people with autism spectrum conditions has found that they are more consistent in their choices when evaluating product options. Consumers are constantly bombarded with endless choices, often tailored specifically to influence their buying decisions. But now it looks like having traits on the autism spectrum can actually protect you from some marketing tricks. When …