Olley Edwards on ‘Why Aren’t Normal People Normal?’

What is it really like to grow up as a young woman with Asperger Syndrome? Olley Edwards, a UK born actress, model and mother to three young girls decided to use her own experiences to help others. Olley, herself has Asperger Syndrome and two of her daughters are on the autistic spectrum. Honey was diagnosed […]

Anorexia and Autism symptom similarity may lead to treatment revolution says top Psychologist

A scientific study conducted by Cambridge University Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen has found distinct similarities between symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa sufferers and those diagnosed with Autism. The study published earlier this week in the BioMed Central  Journal Molecular Autism, looked at traits in 66 young women ages between 12 and 18, who had not been diagnosed […]

Autism treatment should be adapted according to gender

A recent study published in Brain Neuroscience Journal has indicated that differential treatments should be offered to Autistic individuals according to their gender. Historically, as autism has been more prevalent (up to three to five times more so depending on population) in young boys, studies have centered around treatment for the male brain, this new […]

Book Review: “NeuroTribes” – I loved this but…

Steve Silberman’s “NeuroTribes: the legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently” is a book that needs no introduction.  This monumental much anticipated history of autism has hit the best seller lists running and small wonder – it’s got it all – or nearly. I’ll come back to that later. […]

Yale researchers study autism in girls

New Haven, Conn. — A group of researchers from Yale are conducting a clinical study aimed at getting a closer look at autism in young girls. Autism in girls are considered extremely rare and symptoms do not usually manifest in the same way they do in young boys. Because of this, the developmental condition is […]

Understanding Why Girls With Autism Behave Differently Than Boys

A new study by the prestigious Stanford University School of Medicine has found that girls on the autism spectrum displayed much lesser restricted and repetitive behaviors compared to boys. In fact, the study found structural differences in the brain tissues of girls and boys that take a step forth in explaining these clinical differences of […]

Autistic girls, sexuality and vulnerability

One thing not mentioned and often brushed aside is the need and want for acceptance and friends in girls who are autistic. After growing up in an environment of sensory overloads, teasing and watching the popular girls breeze by with apparent ease it can be especially overwhelming to then begin puberty. There are changes that […]

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Gender Differences in Asperger’s: Being a Trans Guy and a Female-Socialized Aspie

By Elliott DeLine (see full bio below) I have never been quite like most people. I was aware of my difference from a very early age. It was as though I viewed the world in an entirely different way from the people around me. Things that they took seriously seemed inconsequential to me. Things that […]

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Study finds girls with mild autism susceptible to treatment-resistant epilepsy

New York — In a study published in the June issue of Autism Research, researchers at the New York University observed that girls with mild autism are susceptible to what scientists call ‘treatment-resistant’ epilepsy. It has long been observed by researchers that girls appear less likely to develop autism than boys, and that a significant number […]

Researchers suggest autism in girls may be more subtle

Gold Coast, Australia — A study conducted by researchers from the Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Bond University in Queensland, Australia suggests that autism in girls may be just as prevalent as it is in boys. According to the researchers, the way girls cope with autism make the developmental disorder appear more subtle, […]