Self-advocates in conversation: Connections between autism and gender presentationTwo nonbinary self-advocates discuss how their gender presentation was impacted by autism.
Expert Q&A: Gender-affirming care for transgender autistic youthGender-affirming care saves lives,” says Emily Wampler, family therapist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital who focuses on serving transgender and
Self-advocacy tips for LGBTQIA+ autistic adults seeking medical careThe healthcare system is currently not working for LGBTQIA+ autistic adults. Here, Zosia Zaks, M.Ed., C.R.C., an autistic, transgender counselor who
HEADs UP Act is introduced in the US House of RepresentativesNew legislation introduced in Congress could help achieve better health outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD),
Reasons why eye contact can be hard for those on the spectrum"For those reading this, you should never force someone into eye contact. Instead, meet them where they are and find a way to communicate best for
Common misconceptions about autistic employeesWhile the unemployment and underemployment rate for autistic adults in the U.S. hovers around 50-75%, there are some talented autistic employees can
Expert Q&A: Dr. Vanessa Bal discusses gaps in mental health care for autistic adultsClick here to read a Q&A with Dr. Vanessa Bal. She discusses the biggest gaps in the care available for autistic adults with co-occurring mental
Speech therapy helped me navigate life with autismDr. Anne Grego-Nagel was diagnosed with autism in her 40’s while she was raising her three children. Currently, Anne is a human factors specialist at
For Josh E., a big move opened the door to happiness and self-discoveryJosh was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age 13. Click here to see how he has conquered big transitions in his life by focusing on his own
Seeking Therapy: Options and considerations for autistic adultsTherapy is widely accepted and has proven to not only be lifesaving in some situations but worthwhile for almost any autistic adult who is open to it.
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Autistic Burnout: When Navigating a Neurotypical World Becomes Too MuchAutistic burnout is a common and widely discussed experience among autistic adults, especially those who have learned to mask their autistic traits to
Autism Speaks Applauds Reintroduction of Autism Family Caregivers ActThe Autism Family Caregivers Act was reintroduced in Congress to provide access to skills training for caregivers of young children with autism or
How One Home Depot Store Stands OutThis Q&A features Joseph who works at The Home Depot. Every April, he puts extra effort into displays at the store to spread awareness. We wanted to
ADDM Network adds new sites, offering opportunities for new insights on autismWe are proud to celebrate a historic expansion of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, from 11 to 16 sites across the
Autism Speaks Launches Autism by the Numbers to Increase Accessibility of Autism Information across the United StatesClick here to read about how Autism Speaks is bringing together data sources to address gaps in nationwide autism data with the launch of Autism by