Jacinta Reynolds was told she was autistic as a young teenager.
In April of 2021, Emilie Wigdor finished up a paper titled “The female protective effect against autism spectrum disorder” and put it on the pre-print server medRxiv. Wigdor is a Ph.D. student in human genetics at the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Sanger Institute in the United Kingdom, and the paper had taken three years to complete. It was also the first paper on which she was first author. She was proud of that, and she took to Twitter to promote the work in an 11-part thread.
Grace Tame is best known as a childhood sexual abuse survivor and advocate from Tasmania who was named Australian of the Year in 2021. She is also autistic.
A girl with severe autism was locked in solitary confinement at a West Australian juvenile detention centre for more than seven months, documents filed in the Australian Federal Court claim.
One of nation's best-known psychiatrists believes mental health should be carved out from the NDIS and funded under an entirely new system, declaring the disability scheme is "not the right model" to support people with mental illness.
Mandatory training for health and care staff in England to support people with a learning disability and autistic people has been launched following a grieving mother’s four-year campaign.
Locations have been revealed for eight extra schools set to be added to the list of WA public schools offering a specialist program for children with autism spectrum disorder.
The rollout of the program, which provides intensive support to students who have been diagnosed with autism but do not have an intellectual impairment, will start mid-next year with two schools, Hampton Park Primary and Hampton Senior High School.
Earlier this month, I attended the Autism-Europe International Congress in Kraków, Poland, where the theme was “Happy Journey Through Life.” Although this sounds like an admirable goal, I would not choose the word “happy” to describe my daughter Jodie’s life with profound autism, nor would many other families who struggle with the day-to-day challenges of life on the profound end of the autism spectrum, a reality that is largely invisible to mainstream society.
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