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Autism

  1. global tech
    Kind Companion Robots Help Qatar’s Autistic Children SocializeResearchers at Qatar University in Doha are programming robots to make autistic children feel more comfortable around other people.
  2. science of us
    The Complicated Reasons Autism Rates Are Still on the RiseAutism rates are up 150 percent from 2000. What’s going on?
  3. it's complicated
    Social Media Helped Me Connect With My Husband in a Way I Couldn’t in Real LifeI struggle with the non-verbal cues of flirting. On the internet, that’s never an issue.
  4. Dina Is a Slight But Sweet Look at a Neurologically Atypical RomanceThe Sundance Grand Jury Prize–winning doc drags a bit, but has a lot of heart.
  5. A New Look at How Autism Affects GirlsThey have more trouble with certain cognitive functions than boys on the spectrum do.
  6. autism
    Why It Matters That Sesame Street’s New Muppet With Autism Is a GirlSome researchers believe the condition is underdiagnosed in girls, because the symptoms aren’t the same as in boys.
  7. Sesame Street Introduces Its First Muppet With Autism60 Minutes announced the character, Julia, will debut on Sesame Street soon.
  8. Some Psychologists Call for a Positive Framing of Autism and Niche InterestsFour people with autism — and one parent of a severely autistic adult — share their stories.
  9. bad science
    Donald Trump Just Broadcast a Dangerous Misconception About Autism RatesNo, there hasn’t been a staggering rise in autism rates in kids — in fact, researchers are torn about whether there’s been any rise at all.
  10. autism
    Vocal Anti-Vaxxer Claims Trump Asked Him to Chair a Committee on Vaccine SafetyThe transition says Trump would like to create a commission on autism, but no decision has been made.
  11. This Target Is Holding a Shopping Event Just for Families That Deal With AutismMore than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism-spectrum disorder.
  12. Kids With Autism Are Taking Trump’s Rhetoric LiterallyAutism experts explain how the election has taken a toll on the young people they work with.
  13. A Leading Autism Organization Is No Longer Searching for a ‘Cure’What the change means for a group with a “very troubled history.”
  14. technology
    How Pokémon Go Might Actually Be Helping Kids With AutismIt isn’t some crazy, unsupported theory.
  15. autism
    The Challenge of Creating a TV Series About Autism“I was quite interested in how people react to it, and the kinds of fault lines that it exposes in a family.”
  16. expert
    This 12-Year-Old Kid Really Gets the Whole Vaccinations-Cause-Autism Argument Do vaccinations really cause autism? He’s got a whole folder of evidence revealing the truth.
  17. atypical
    What It’s Like to ‘Wake Up’ From Autism After Magnetic Stimulation“I just thought my inability to read people had held me back my whole life. And if there is something that could change that, I should try it.”
  18. anti-vaccination
    Here’s a Good Explainer About That Big Anti-Vaccination FilmA conspiracy theory about the CDC is causing a lot of misunderstanding.
  19. tribeca film festival
    Tribeca Film Festival Won’t Screen an Anti-Vaccination Doc After All [Updated]“We do not believe it contributes to or furthers the discussion I had hoped for.”
  20. The Sad Controversy Over a Misleading Autism TestParents wary about autism, unfortunately, offer a particularly nervous, eager market for half-baked science.
  21. things that sound alarming
    About That Study Linking PCOS and Autism in KidsLet’s all take a deep breath.
  22. facilitated communication
    A Sad, Enraging Story About the Pseudoscience of Facilitated CommunicationA new article traces the history of a damaging, exploitative technique — and ponders the question of why it’s getting millions from the Department of Education.
  23. autism
    The Problematic Obsession With ‘Curing’ Autism“If we start trying to eliminate these conditions, we could really mess up the future of humanity.”
  24. quackery
    The Mystical-Elephants Theory of AutismUm.
  25. autism
    Kids With Autism Describe Their Sensory Experiences“And I heard the buzzer and I started to have panic, like, ‘Ahh!’”
  26. Louis C.K., Amy Schumer, Larry David, and More Join Comedy Central’s […]Comedy Central’s annual televised autism benefit Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs returns next month, and […]
  27. autism
    How Pets Help Kids With AutismPets spark conversation, and conversation is good.
  28. Jerry Seinfeld Thinks He’s Slightly Autistic“Basic social engagement is really a struggle.”
  29. crimes and misdemeanors
    The Dark, Bizarre Trial of Gigi JordanShe claims she was protecting the boy.
  30. crime
    Kelli Stapleton Can’t Forgive Herself. Can You?A dynamic that turned tragic.
  31. conspiracy theories
    Watch a Good 2-Minute Debunking of Anti-Vaccine Autism NonsenseThese conspiracy theories have serious consequences.
  32. autism
    A Brain-Scan Step Toward Better Autism DiagnosisResearchers are slowly making progress in a tricky area.
  33. autism
    How Young Is It Possible to Treat Autism?Researchers seek to start treatment before kids are even 1 year old.
  34. What It’s Like to Have Anorexia and AutismSome young girls with autism are getting misdiagnosed because of gender norms.
  35. More Evidence That Stress During Pregnancy Can Contribute to AutismA new study examined kids who were in utero during a 1998 Quebec ice storm.
  36. Does Stress During Pregnancy Really Cause Autism?Worry may consume many moms-to-be, but the evidence on whether it could harm their fetuses is decidedly mixed.
  37. happy things
    Missing Autistic Teenager Home Safe After 3 DaysVery good news!
  38. The Chain Gang
    Chili’s April Autism Awareness Partnership Draws Sharp CriticismCritics say the well-intentioned benefit is actually funding a “pseudoscientific” group.
  39. sad things
    Chuck Schumer Proposes Legislation to Honor Avonte OquendoThe program would provide tracking devices for autistic children.
  40. very sad things
    Read the Unhinged Anonymous Letter Left for an Autistic Teenager’s ParentsThe saddest story of the day.
  41. kids doing awesome things
    This Year’s Little Drummer Boy Uses a Washing Machine InsteadPa-rum-pum-pum-awesome.
  42. cut investigations
    Kelly Preston’s Organic Cure for AutismJohn Travolta’s wife will be interviewed about the death of her son Jett. 
  43. Comedy Central’s ‘Night of Too Many Stars’ Has, Um, Too Many Stars Here’s Nick Offerman offering to strip for you, if you donate enough money to Comedy Central’s star-studded autism benefit, Night of Too Many […]
  44. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Sell Their Friendship to the Highest BidderTina Fey and Amy Poehler auctioned off a night of friendship, making $46,000 a piece, at Comedy Central’s annual Night of Too Many Stars autism […]
  45. The Story of an Autistic Woman Discovering/Relating to ‘Community’Julia Bascom recounts what it was like first discovering Community as a person with Autism. It’s a touching look into, as Julia describes, […]
  46. vaccination
    Vaccine-Autism Link Not Only Wrong, But an ‘Elaborate Fraud’A British medical journal has concluded that Dr. Wakefield purposely falsified his data.
  47. jon stewart
    Jon Stewart Jokes About Rick Sanchez“All [Sanchez] has to do is apologize to us, and we’ll hire him back.”
  48. Mediavore
    Cooking Club For Autistic Children Teaches Life Skills; Mississippi Is Still thePlus gun-toting Virginians can bring concealed weapons to bars, but can’t drink, and Palmer Social Club pleads guilty to tax fraud, all in our morning news roundup.
  49. temple grandin
    Hollywood’s Big on AutismIncreased awareness about a disorder is a positive thing, right?