Autism

disability

Bizarre, Arbitrary Benefits Decisions Are Pushing Autistic People to Destitution

Ethan King, a 21-year-old man with autism, had his needs assessed by a physiotherapist. His mother says they are "staring into the abyss" after his benefits were revoked.
Anna Sophie Gross
12.18.18
Culture

'The Simpsons' Helps My Family Connect with My Autistic Brother

Television's favorite animated family has caused my own clan to bond, in more ways than one.
Theresa Basile
11.3.17
10 Questions

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Person with Autism

"I just don't know how to pretend to find a bad joke funny."
VICE Staff
8.31.17
Dating

What It’s Like to Date When You’re on the Autism Spectrum

“I can recall every conversation we ever had, and use it against you in a fight.”
Megan Cramer
8.17.17
money

The 23-Year-Old Accused of Murdering His Relatives for Inheritance Money

After his grandfather was murdered and his mother disappeared at sea, Nathan Carman came under intense scrutiny. Now he's being sued by his aunts.
Susan Zalkind
7.19.17
Health

The Conservative Christian Moms Pushing for More Legal Weed in Texas

“We are the most unlikely people to be doing this.”
Serena Solomon
3.27.17
Gaming

How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionising Clinical Therapy and Treatment Rehabilitation

We spoke to the director of medical virtual reality at the Institute for Creative Technologies to learn how gaming hardware is helping with PTSD and more.
Joe Donnelly
9.22.16
Health

What It’s Like to Be Pregnant, Depressed, and Scared of Meds

"You're going to give birth to a beautiful Zoloft baby!"
Elizabeth Brown
5.7.16
News

Homeless Charities Have Started to Study the Links Between Autism and Rough Sleeping

A study last year found that 12 percent of rough sleepers were on the autistic spectrum, and homelessness charities are now beginning to examine how best to tackle the issue.
Hannah Lawrence
4.27.16
Film

Illustrated Temple Grandin Interview Reveals Why She's Thankful for Autism

Drew Christie beautifully animates Grandin's explanation of her own creative style.
Beckett Mufson
3.16.16
Art

The Therapeutic Art of Ballet for All Kids

Art therapy takes on dance using innovative methods to help children with autism.
Anya Tchoupakov
11.1.15
PROFILES BY VICE

LARPing Saved My Life

In this episode of "Profiles by VICE" we meet Jon Gallagher, a LARPer with Asperger's syndrome who says live action role-playing has helped him make friends, learn social skills, and get a job.
VICE Staff
10.8.15
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