Much of what I had fondly considered to be my personality could be understood as a set of elaborate compensations The first step towards my diagnosis a month or so back was a quiz. Did I have trouble the
The internet has proved its worth once again. This time, in the form of a distressed mother reaching out for her son. Kerry Bloch had never really heard her autistic son speak, that was, until last month
An ICU nurse from Georgia adopted a 27-year-old man just two days after meeting him so he could fulfill the requirements for a life-saving heart transplant. When Jonathan Pinkard fell ill last year, he
Some autistic people find comfort in specific objects. What happens when they’re not available anymore?
After 12 years of loyal and increasingly glitchy service, my beloved sixth-generation black 80GB iPod Classic finally died this summer, taking a small chunk of my ability to function in the outside world
More attention is on identifying autism in children as early as possible and support for the health and well-being of autistic adults. When Lizzie Acevedo’s fraternal twin sons, now 15, were newly diagnosed
Twenty-eight-year-old Laura Andrews lives in Cardiff and works for the civil service. She was diagnosed with anorexia seven years ago, but her eating disorder is atypical. "If you had a whole chocolate