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
The Noisey Guide To Music and Mental Health

I Didn’t Let Asperger Syndrome Stop Me From Having a Career in Music

“One thing you excel at when you have Asperger's is your individual passions. Some people get well into cars, others become film boffs or mathematicians. For me, it was all about music.”
Yousif Nur
10.20.16
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
FIGHTLAND

Changing the Way We Talk About Autism in Martial Arts

We think it's pretty cool that Ethan Fineshriber, at 11-year-old autistic boy, just won a World Championship at the American Taekwondo Association World Expo, but are we missing out on an even better story when we call him "inspirational"?
Sarah Kurchak
7.21.16
FIGHTLAND

Why Kimbo Slice Mattered to the Autism Community

Our resident autistic writer discusses the relationship the fighter had with his son Kevlar, and the good he did for the community as a whole.
Sarah Kurchak
6.10.16
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
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