How To Talk With A Person With Autism

As the prevalence of autism increases, the world is slowly (very slowly) adjusting to fit a changing population. Top companies are hiring people with autism for high-powered jobs, autism awareness is growing, and you can now book an autism-friendly vacation. But people with autism are still waiting for what seems like the most obvious adjustment: neurotypicals to stop being afraid to talk to …

How to Know if You Have Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s Syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder that is characterized by difficulties in social interaction and non-verbal communication. Some of the smartest, most talented people worldwide and throughout history are thought to have had Asperger’s. Many adults who have Asperger’s Syndrome were never diagnosed or even misdiagnosed.While Asperger’s Syndrome is no longer officially a diagnosis as of 2013, it’s still commonly …

Naoki Higashida’s Autism Book ‘The Reason I Jump’ to Be Made a Film

The popular book about autism, “The Reason I Jump,” is set to become a film, Variety reported on Wednesday. Based on a memoir written by a then-13-year-old Naoki Higashida, who lives with autism, the documentary will be co-produced by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen’s company Vulcan Productions. Just announced! We’re co-producing the adaptation of Naoki Higashida’s international bestseller “The Reason I Jump” …

How This Father-Son Duo Is Working to Overcome the Obstacles of Autism When Shopping

Noah has autism, but his father David doesn’t want that to stop him from being a functioning, independent individual who can contribute to his community. Because of this, they are learning to go grocery shopping, a feat that used to be difficult when Noah was out of sync and did not want to be there. Noah’s behavior consultant, Maureen, accompanies Noah and …