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Autism and Empathy

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Liane Kupferberg Carter

So why does this myth that autistic people lack empathy persist? The reasons are complicated -- a convergence of media, popular culture, and ignorance.

Autism Roundtable: Cross-Disability Solidarity, Goals for the Future, and What it Means to "Fit in"

Seth Mnookin | Posted 03.28.2012 | Science
Seth Mnookin

I asked some of the people who've influenced my thinking about autism to collaborate on a virtual roundtable. This conversation, which took place before the Times story on the DSM, is open-ended and free-ranging. The participants, in alphabetical order: