Category: Autism

A Woman With Autism Allegedly Endured Months Of The Most Horrific Abuse Imaginable — From Her Own Family

A 22-year-old woman with autism was allegedly abused and tortured at the hands of five of her relatives in Louisiana, according to a grand jury indictment. A 22-year-old woman in Amite, Louisiana, was subjected to a yearlong, horrific campaign of abuse and torture by her family members, which included being forced to live in a cage and eat her mother’s …

Psychedelics & Autism: 8 Stories Of Success

Autism is a distressing social disorder that can be severely debilitating for both sufferers and parents. Current treatments are varied and often ineffective. As with many other mental health conditions, autism could potentially be treated with psychedelic therapy. Unfortunately, there are no large-scale studies on the potential of psychedelics in the treatment of autism. Back in the 60s and 70s …

Texas 7th-grader with autism gets perfect score on standardized math test

And in math, Cade Elias is a star student. The 13-year-old’s ability in math is unparalleled in the Frisco Independent School District, because he got every question correct on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program, WFAA reported. His mother, Renee Elias, was stunned. “I said ‘You got a perfect score on the math STAAR (test).’ And he said, ‘What?!,” Elias …

Girl with autism devastated by school report receives new one from father.

Many people have praised Shane Jackson for demonstrating ‘parenting done right’ A young girl with autism who came home distraught after receiving her school report card was then given a new one from her father – which has now gone viral on Twitter. When Sophie Jackson returned home after school one day, she couldn’t hide her dismay at receiving D grades in all of her classes. …

The women who don’t know they’re autistic

  Let’s call her Sophie. The description we’ll give could be that of any woman who is on the autistic spectrum without knowing it. Because such women are intelligent and used to compensating for communication impediments they may not be consciously aware of, they can slip through the cracks of our still-inefficient diagnostic procedures. World Autism Awareness Day takes place every …