Autism is a condition that psychiatrists have never known how exactly to categorize. The debate over how to define the condition has played out again in each new version of the DSM, the diagnostic manual commonly used by psychiatrists in
People with autism often have “special interests” – topics or activities that they are highly interested in, even obsessive about. These interests can take many forms, but the common theme is the importance these interests have for people with autism.
Do letters have colors for you? Do numbers have locations in space? Do sounds have smells? If so, you might have synesthesia. And, as it turns out, you might also be more likely to have autistic traits. Synesthesia is a
We all may know a child affected by Autism. According to the National Autism Association, 1 in 68 children fall somewhere on the Autism spectrum. That rate has grown steadily over the last 20 years, and we now know more