Autism

Film

Bryan Cranston Advocated for Disabled Actors While Taking a Role from One

In 'The Upside,' his upcoming film with Kevin Hart, Cranston plays a man with quadriplegia, and the politics are complicated.
Taylor Hosking
1.8.19
psychedelics

What One Man Learned When He Treated His Autism Symptoms With Shrooms

"That trip was like an '80s movie starring me. I saw what my life could be like, without computers and all that rubbish. It gave me the most hope I've ever known."
Jesse Noakes
12.20.18
Autism

There’s a Movement to Legalize Weed Extracts for Kids With Autism

Parents are fighting for the right to use CBD oil for their children's symptoms.
Troy Farah
12.11.18
This Week in Science

Tortoise DNA Might Hold the Answers to Living Longer

The scientists used the DNA of Lonesome George, the last known Pinta Island tortoise.
Shayla Love
12.7.18
disability

Everything You Need to Know Before Getting a Service Dog

Here's who qualifies for a service dog, how to apply for one, and what tasks they can be trained to do.
Cindy Kuzma
11.16.18
Op-Ed

As an Autistic Woman, My Biggest Barrier to Care Is Sexism

This has led to diagnostic problems, mental health issues, and cultural stigma for many autistic women like me.
Laura James
11.16.18
Autism

Pop Culture Taught Me How to Hide My Autism

Around my parents I was Angela from ‘My So-Called Life,’ with my friends I was Cher from ‘Clueless,’ and in front of boys I became Alice from ‘Closer.’
Madeleine Ryan
10.15.18
mind

Almost Half of Adults With Autism Are Depressed

Symptoms of depression in adults with autism can be challenging to detect.
Kate Harkness
Chloe C. Hudson
7.27.18
Autism

People Who Think They’re Autism Experts Actually Know the Least About It

Do anti-vaxxers even understand what autism is?
Jesse Hicks
7.10.18
You, Explained

This Is Why Some People Hate Being Tickled

What makes people more ticklish than others?
Suzannah Weiss
5.17.18
Sex

Reddit Gave a Teenager With Autism a Shockingly Helpful Sex Ed Lesson

"All I knew was porn, and that didn’t help."
Eric Spitznagel
4.2.18
mental health

This Is What It's Like to be Diagnosed With Autism as an Adult

People who come to an autism diagnosis later in life are likely to continue experiencing mental health issues.
Michael Richards
3.30.18
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