Category: Autism

People With Autism Are Better At Making Rational And Consistent Decisions, Study Finds

People with autism are often associated with having difficulty making everyday decisions. However, a new study has shown that adults with autism spectrum conditions actually make more consistent and rational choices in higher-level decision-making tasks. This means they were less susceptible to cognitive biases and could even be less fooled by deceptive advertising. Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) are a band of conditions characterized by difficulties with …

I’m Autistic. I’m Not ‘Normal.’ And That’s OK.

My brain and body work differently than most people. That’s not really a problem until someone expects me to do things “their way.” I do things differently and typically have to teach myself most things unless I have an amazing teacher. This was a problem for me in school because my teachers couldn’t understand “my way” any more than I understood the way …

Women arrested for taunting child with autism

A judge told a woman accused of abusing an 8-year-old autistic boy that she cannot have any contact with children, even her own three. Kaderrica Smith is also banned from dealing with the kids she coaches in Little League and cheerleading. Smith and her former co-worker at Our Children’s Academy of Winter Haven, Alexus Henderson, have both been fired.  They …

5 New Positions at Ford Specifically Designed for Employees with Autism

It’s all too common for people on the spectrum to struggle with getting and holding a job. In fact, people with autism are less likely to be employed than those with other different abilities. This is largely due to struggles with communication and social interactions, difficulties that are inherent to autism. In a move to help remedy this situation, the car company …

Teen with autism is 2017 Rubik’s Cube World Champion

Max Park is a 15 year old on the autism spectrum who just became the 2017 Rubik’s Cube World Champion. Max is a speedcuber, a person who competes in cubing competitions by solving a Rubik’s Cube and other twisty puzzles in record time.  His best time in this year’s competition was an astonishing 5.87 seconds. Watch his inspiring journey to becoming …