Following the experience of a transgender teen with autism, Who I Am is a heartwarming coming-of-age documentary that invites audiences to reflect on the complex intersection of neurodivergent and gender-diverse identities.
A study of autistic children and adolescents in Australia showed that those suffering from anxiety, depression or similar symptoms (apart from autism) showed a more pronounced tendency to try to mask their autistic traits in social situations. Adolescents were also more likely to camouflage their autistic traits than children. The study was published in Autism Research.
Autism is on the rise among young children.
Earlier this year, a new study in the journal Pediatrics looked at more than 4,000 8-year-olds in the New York and New Jersey areas and found that autism rates have tripled over the last 16 years.
Hayden McDonald didn't always feel like the world was built for him. But from thousands of feet above, life makes perfect sense.
"It's a disconnect from the world, it's my escape," he says.
Hayden McDonald takes off in a light aircraft: he feels at home when he's flying (Gfycat)
"Being on the autistic spectrum, life is a little bit difficult, so it's a way for me to be myself without anyone trying to tell me who I am."
"Having our child diagnosed with autism was the biggest challenge for me and my husband. Our marriage was even on the verge of breaking down, had we not sought help from experts," mum-of-two Ghia Man reveals to SBS Filipino.
The development of South Australia’s autism strategy will help make the invisible “visible”, according to an occupational therapy lecturer.
The South Australian government closed submissions for its discussion paper on its first autism strategy earlier this week.
The fragmented nature of early childhood vision screening across Australia could be overcome if the eye health sector can implement a new nationwide program by 2030. The topic is close to the heart of PROF FRANK MARTIN, as outlined in his Council Lecture presentation.
During her eight-year-old son's hospital stay, Jodie — a registered nurse — kept telling staff something wasn't right.
However, she was left feeling like "that dramatic parent who is worrying about nothing".
Barely 48 hours after being admitted to hospital, her autistic son Hunter was dead.
Jacob Lawrence, at age 17, is a support student captain at Armidale High school, a motivational speaker and a published author.
He also has autism, something he says doesn't define him but inspires him.
"I'm using it to motivate other people to do what they need to do," he said.
At just six months old, Jacob had a stroke that left him physically impaired, unable to bear weight in his legs or move the left side of his body.
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