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Tag: adults with autism

February 2011

‘Mind blindness’ affects moral reasoning in autism

by  /  17 February 2011

High-functioning adults with autism pass false belief tests with ease, but struggle with moral judgment in real-life situations.

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Molecular mechanisms: Men with fragile X have enlarged brains

by  /  9 February 2011

Men with fragile X syndrome have larger brains overall than controls do, but less matter in regions involved in language and social interaction.

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Brain expands too fast, shrinks too soon in autism

by  /  7 February 2011

The brains of people with autism show three distinct periods of abnormal development — overgrowth in infancy, prematurely arrested growth in childhood, and shrinking between adolescence and middle age — according to a study in Brain Research.

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January 2011

Invisible people

by  /  27 January 2011

Autism is popularly viewed as a disorder of childhood, not old age, but that doesn’t mean senior citizens are unaffected.

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June 2010

Working with autism

by  /  4 June 2010

The challenge of finding jobs for adults with autism is the focus of a special issue of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. With the right training and tools, the articles suggest, it’s possible for many people with the disorder to be gainfully employed.

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