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Autism friendship belief challenged by research

This year, the international journal Autism replaced its cover art of overlapping grey and red puzzle pieces with scattered circles, after a team of editors decided that puzzles evoked negative connotations of the disorder. Yet autism is puzzling: we still don't even know what causes it. Autism assumptions ...

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How to get teens with autism into the workforce

Despite Hollywood's (increasing) portrayal of brilliantly successful autistic savants – from Rain Man to The Good Doctor – the reality of employment for those with autism is the opposite. ABS data suggests just 40 per cent of people with autism work, compared to ...

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Draft national autism guideline published

Cody is just over three-and-a-half years old. He only started using recognisable words about a year ago, and still can’t string them together. Increasingly, he screams and cries when he doesn’t get his way, like when he is offered food ...

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Masculine facial features could denote autism

Autism is a complex, neurodevelopmental disorder, yet UWA researchers have found it can potentially be assessed at face value. In conjunction with colleagues from the Telethon Kids Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, UWA research associates Syed Zulqarnain Gilani and Diana ...

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