Are Girls with Autism Hiding in Plain Sight?


Autism, Daily Life, Neuroscience


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utism primarily affects boys, right? Officially, boys exceed girls with autism by 4 to 1 (and 10 to 1 in “high-functioning” autism).1 In fact, almost everything we know about autism comes from studying boys. But now some scientists are making discoveries that are challenging common assumptions about autism, girls and gender.

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Nurses with Autism Spectrum Disorder


Autism, Daily Life, Neuroscience, Way of Life


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utism spectrum disorders (ASDs) represent a broad range of complex neurodevelopmental disorders affecting socialization, verbal and nonverbal communication, and behavior. Spectrum refers to the fact that these disorders affect each patient in different ways, with the degree of communication, socialization, and behavioral impairment ranging from mild to severe.