Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t: The Dilemma of Disclosing Autism


Autism, Daily Life, Neuroscience, Way of Life


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“…Brain variations are normal and should be respected, just like differences in gender and race. People with autism, according to this philosophy, aren’t abnormal. It’s just that they might need some extra support to live in a society built with “neurotypical” people in mind.” Microsoft Wants Autistic Coders. Can It Find Them And Keep Them? I have no regrets in …

Are Girls with Autism Hiding in Plain Sight?


Autism, Daily Life, Neuroscience


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Autism 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


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Autism 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.