1. Autism Culture Wrap-Up: The Loving Push, Acoustic Guitars, and Admirable Restaurants

    In this week's look at autism in popular and mainstream culture, we look at a unique new look at how to care for kids wth autism, an event in Ohio that seeks to harness the soft power of acoustic guitars in the name of autism, and a restaurant in England who recently made quite a name for itself sticking up for an employee with autism.   First up, long-time autism advocate and author Temple G…Read More

  2. Autism and Culture Round-up: Charities Call for Action, Navy Creates Autism App, and Video Games during Autism Awareness Month

    This week, we continue our investigation into the growing market for autism-focused apps and video game initiatives aimed at engaging children and adults with autism while looking at a growing movement amongst autism charities in the UK fighting for better training with public schools to help those better handle and help students with autism. First up, two prominent British autism charities recent…Read More

  3. Autism News Round-Up: The Power of Local News Stories

    Typically during our weekly round-up of the biggest autism-related news stories of the week, we focus on national stories; whether it be new research, a breakthrough in treatment, or tools to reduce its symptoms. We tend to look at national news and overlook the countless local news stories that pop up every week, each often chronicling an effort on behalf of a community to improve day-to-day life…Read More

  4. Autism and Culture: Relationships, Murals, and the “Autism Express”

    Following a similar lead as our weekly news round-up, in celebration of Autism Awareness Month, we are taking a look throughout the month at some of the smaller, less newsworthy stories that are just as important and affecting as the news on Page One. This week, we take a look into the world of dating for adults with autism, a mural that is helping a community to better understand autism, and the …Read More

  5. Better Understanding Autism’s History to Plot It’s Future

    While it might not always have its on section in your local Barnes & Noble, autism as a subject of study and advice had kept hundreds of books on the subject in publication for decades. We've taken a close look at a couple of the more scholarly tracts here—including the work of Temple Grandin and Neurotribes, which we will revisit shortly—as well as lighter, kid-friendly books that seek to…Read More

  6. Autism in the News: Diminished Cancer Rates, Brain Scans, and Backpacks

    First up in our weekly news roundup, a story that stands in direct opposition to one we ran a few weeks back: contrary to a recent report citing increased risk of cancer amongst those with autism, a new study is claiming that individuals diagnosed with autism are 66% less likely to get cancer in their lifetimes. While they do have far more gene mutations that can lead to cancer, experts believe th…Read More

  7. Autism News Round-Up: B12, Gender Variance, and Low-Cost Services

    In this week's autism news round-up, we scour the web to find the newest and most exciting autism-related news stories, including autism's relationship with gender variance, the role of B12 in autism and schizophrenia, and how a new donation to the University of Northern Texas will help that area's citizens with autism to gain access to the treatment they need. First off, a pharmacist is speaking …Read More

  8. Autism and Culture: Adele, Project Lifesaver, and Prodigies

    First up in our weekly recap of autism in culture, international pop star Adele recently brought the dreams of a 12-year-old girl named Emily Tammam with autism to life when she brought her on stage to perform her favorite song. And how did this 12 year-old get so lucky? By simply standing in front of the Manchester venue prior to the show with a sign that read, “It’s my dream to sing with Ade…Read More

  9. Autism News Round-Up: New Words, Optimism, and Patience

    This week we're looking at three new studies that go a long way towards adding much more nuance to our understanding of how children and individuals with autism learn new words and process optimism. Furthermore, we look at a remarkable new study that has developed mice without an autism-related genetic aberration present. First up, a new study out of Ohio State University was released stating that…Read More