Host Chelsey B. Coombs talks to clinicians and people with autism about their experience of the pandemic, how their routines have changed and some of the unexpected benefits.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Growing ranks of researchers on the spectrum are overcoming barriers — from neurotypical bias to sensory sensitivities — to shape autism science.
Researchers and clinicians need fast, effective tools to measure quality of life in autistic people.
Nearly two dozen autistic people or their caregivers in 19 countries told Spectrum how the initial weeks of the pandemic have challenged and changed them.
Living in close quarters, with rotating staff and sometimes inadequate protective equipment, group-home residents are especially vulnerable to COVID-19.
Some people who have lost the diagnosis of Asperger syndrome say they feel a loss of identity and worry about a loss of services.
Isolated from their peers, some autistic men get drawn into extremist views — and, in rare cases, violence — associated with online groups for ‘celibates.’
The coronavirus lockdown has radically disrupted autistic people’s schedules and access to services, according to a new survey.
With life-saving gear in short supply during the pandemic, health authorities must ensure that disabled people are not pushed to the back of the line.
A study that followed 126 autistic people in England from their preteen years to age 23 found little improvement in their behavioral and emotional problems.