What it’s like to be autistic in jail – Native of Nowhere
We are now accustomed to seeing people of color suffering at the hands of ill-applied policing techniques on the nightly news. A lot of us are still trying to process incidents like these and other… Source: What it’s like to be autistic in jail – Native of Nowhere
Neurodiversity – Ivyspeaks
I have Autism. Neurodiversity resonates with me in particular. The following definition came from the site for The National Symposium on Neurodiversity at Syracuse University. I met a woman in a… Source: Neurodiversity – Ivyspeaks
My Dreams Of Reading And Writing!
Video post by @writeabledreams. Source: My Dreams Of Reading And Writing!
Autistic composer has his first book published, aged 11 | Warrington Guardian
A YOUNG musician, who sees his autism as a gift, has released a book of compositions at the age of just 11. Source: Autistic composer has his first book published, aged 11 | Warrington Guardian
Police say woman batted and threw rotten food at an autistic child for letting her dog out
According to court documents, 60-year-old Sharon Gatti cared for the child for nearly 45 minutes. Source: Police say woman batted and threw rotten food at an autistic child for letting her dog out
Depression Hits 20% of Young Adults With Autism
In the study, this higher-functioning subgroup was more than four times as likely to suffer from depression, compared to people without autism. Source: Depression Hits 20% of Young Adults With Autism
Children with autism more likely to have depression as adults
Children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder — especially those without intellectual disability — were more likely to have depression by young adulthood than the general population, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. “Mental health problems, such as depression, are considered to be common in individuals with [autism spectrum disorder]. Source: Children…