The female profile of Asperger Syndrome has largely been ignored in research and in definitions of Asperger Syndrome. This is due to a strong gender bias, with females known as ‘research orphans’. Many girls and women with Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism fly under the radar undetected by health professionals or are misdiagnosed, which … Read More »
From: The Boston Globe – February 28, 2013
An international consortium, including researchers from Boston, has for the first time discovered a handful of common genetic underpinnings for five distinct psychiatric illnesses, providing evidence that disorders such as schizophrenia and autism overlap — and may share fundamental biological causes.
The study is one step in an ambitious … Read More »
From: The National Council of State Legislators, ncsl.org
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that an average of one in 88 children have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). More children than ever before are being classified as having autism spectrum disorders. The CDC estimates that up to 730,000 people between the ages of … Read More »
From: Women’s Day | Parenting
By Marjorie Ingall
Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012
Pam Byrne’s 20-year-old son, Alex, isn’t living the life she planned for him. But parenting an autistic adult has taught this proud mom the value of strength, devotion-and a sense of humor.
When Alex was born, Pam and Ed Byrne were over the moon. It quickly became … Read More »
This guide explains your rights as a parent of an adult with autism.
Once your son or daughter reaches the age of 18, by law, you are not entitled to make decisions on their behalf. We outline how this may affect you while your grown-up son or daughter continues to live with you at home and … Read More »