There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By John Elder Robison on January 22, 2019 in My Life With Asperger's
Neurodivergent people are finding professional success, but more progress is needed.
By Michael A. Ellis DO on January 13, 2019 in Caring for Autism
11 important points to know before your child's next IEP meeting.
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on January 13, 2019 in The Imprinted Brain
2019 marks the tenth anniversary of the imprinted brain theory which is so simple that it can be explained in a single, thousand-word post.
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on December 31, 2018 in The Imprinted Brain
As Robert Plomin explains in his new book, Blueprint, DNA determines most of our psychology.
By Abigail Fagan on December 13, 2018 in Brainstorm
New analyses also find that nearly a third of children with autism may lack treatment.
By John Elder Robison on December 12, 2018 in My Life With Asperger's
What happens when emotions explode at school or in residential care? Is restraint essential or unthinkable? Is it a path to safety or a road to abuse?
By Zazie Todd Ph.D. on December 08, 2018 in Fellow Creatures
The presence of a dog leads to more friendly encounters for people with intellectual disabilities, according to a study of a dog-walking program.
By Margaret E. Morris Ph.D. on November 26, 2018 in Left to Our Own Devices
"Virtual reality" used to conjure images of individuals blocked off from each other—the opposite of intimacy. That changed when I experienced Visual Voice Virtual Reality.
By Joel Frohlich on November 26, 2018 in Consciousness, Self-Organization, and Neuroscience
Children born with this rare disorder have seizures, intellectual disability, and severely delayed brain development...so why are they so happy?
By Jason Tougaw on November 07, 2018 in The Elusive Brain
I believed in both literature’s transformative effects and the doctrine of “presuming competence” when encountering cognitive disability.
By Amy S.F. Lutz on October 14, 2018 in Inspectrum
The denigration of paid caregiving relationships has contributed to a workforce that is grossly underqualified and undercompensated. Individuals like my son are paying the price.
By John Elder Robison on September 02, 2018 in My Life With Asperger's
Do you wonder where all the autistic adults are?
By Michael A. Ellis DO on August 25, 2018 in Caring for Autism
Caregivers of those with autism spectrum disorder are stressed. Why? And how do we help?
By Devon Frye on July 26, 2018 in Brainstorm
Experts say inflammation related to diabetes could be one possible reason for the link.
By Katherine K.M. Stavropoulos Ph.D. on June 23, 2018 in Neuroscience in Translation
New research provides insight into the role of neuropeptides.
By John Elder Robison on June 02, 2018 in My Life With Asperger's
Some people say the definition of autism is so broad, everyone's autistic. Others say the current definition is the best we have. Who's right?
By Bryna Siegel Ph.D. on May 30, 2018 in The Politics of Autism
"Autism" has changed from what used to be "autism." What does this mean for social policy, and is being "on the spectrum" the same as "classical" autism?
By Katherine K.M. Stavropoulos Ph.D. on May 30, 2018 in Neuroscience in Translation
We review the latest research on what college is like for young adults with autism, and practical tips for how you can support them.
By Daniel Robinson on May 12, 2018 in Sanity Over Success
What the mothers of 'A Dangerous Son' want you to hear.
By John Elder Robison on May 10, 2018 in My Life With Asperger's
The only people who really know what it's like to be autistic are autistic themselves. That's why it's so important for actual autistic people to help scientists understand us.
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on March 21, 2018 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
A recent paper's attempt to link atheism with supposed markers of mutation load, such as left-handedness, misses the mark and ignores evidence that the opposite might be true.
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on March 20, 2018 in The Imprinted Brain
The first study to directly compare social mentalizing in autism and schizotypal personality disorder confirms the prediction of the diametric model.
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on March 17, 2018 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
A recent study claiming that deviations from mainstream religious belief, including atheism, result from deleterious genetic mutations is based on very poor science.
By James E. Crum, II on January 28, 2018 in The Executive Brain
Are students with neurodevelopmental disorders being alienated?
By Christopher Bergland on December 14, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Groundbreaking new research unearths a fascinating link between a specific region of the cerebellum and social behaviors.