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Autism Adults

'Autistic and Aging Out' Film

Lauren Betesh | Posted 12.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Betesh

Though formal programs for children diagnosed with autism continue through high school, at 21 these programs end, and the options for care become less clear. This process is known in the autistic community as "aging out."

Catherine Pearson

Can Children Grow Out Of Autism? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.16.2013 | Parents

Most children with autism become adults with autism, retaining the same relationship, school, work and communication issues, but a new study says some...

The Federal Response to Rising Rates of Autism: Two Autistics Spoke... Did Anyone Listen?

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

How is it that we can say we "care" about autism and those who are autistic, yet not fund programs that will make their lives better? How is it we can use war terminology and ignore that these words make those who are on the spectrum feel badly about their very existence?

An Interview With Peyton Goddard, a Non-Speaking Autistic, and Her Mother, Dianne Goddard

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Peyton Goddard and her mother, Dianne Goddard, wrote the book I Am Intelligent with Carol Cujec, Ph.D. It is a memoir: the story of a non-speaking autistic child thought to be severely "mentally retarded" who, as an adult at the age of 22, typed, "i am intlgent."

Ending Fear Over the New Autism Diagnosis

Catherine Lord, Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Catherine Lord, Ph.D.

In the DSM-5, we propose a new way of looking at these disorders, merging them into a single diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. We believe this will create more accurate diagnoses and improved access to services. It should also improve research into ASD.

Performer, Singer, Mother, Wife, Friend and Autistic: An Interview With Chou Chou

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

I read her comment a dozen times. I felt indescribable joy, and I wept. I was just beginning to find the writings of autistic adults and had started, very tentatively, to reach out to a few of them. Out of nowhere there was Chou Chou reaching out to me!

Catherine Pearson

Evidence For Treating Autism In Teens Is Weak: Report | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Parents

A new government report confirms what many parents of teens with autism have long suspected: There is little scientific evidence backing up the curren...

Nickels, Dimes and 'High-Functioning' Autism

Todd Drezner | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Todd Drezner

Why does the autism community continue to obsess over categorizing people as high or low functioning? It's true that the needs of one autistic person may be very different from the needs of another, but that doesn't mean that they have nothing in common.

SustainAbility: NY Farm Gives Adults With Autism 'A Life's Work'

The Huffington Post | Adam Kaufman and Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.08.2011 | Healthy Living

When Wendy Kaplan gathered her 26-year-old daughter Rachel's circle of support to discuss options for living independently, she thought they would tal...

Mind Reading: How To Live Well On The Autistic Spectrum | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home

By Maia Szalavitz What happens when children with Asperger's grow up? Valerie Gaus, a clinical psychologist in private practice on Long Island, ...