Many girls hide their autism, sometimes evading diagnosis well into adulthood. These efforts can help women on the spectrum socially and professionally, but they can also do serious harm.
In this episode, host Jacob Brogan talks to autism researchers and families with children on the spectrum in France and Ethiopia. However different the two countries may be, advocates in both places are working to overturn outdated beliefs about autism that blame parents and block access to evidence-backed services and treatment.
Innovative approaches that reflect changes in social expectations can help girls with autism form rewarding relationships with their peers.
Young people with autism who have psychiatric problems may stand a ninefold greater chance of having an encounter with the police than do others on the spectrum.
After lagging behind other countries for decades, France is working on a new national plan for autism.
People with autism teach researchers about compassion, honesty, love — and the joys of the holidays.
In a New York City after-school program, children with autism build social skills through a shared interest in trains.
A growing number of researchers work with people on the spectrum when designing their studies — sometimes with help from programs intended to boost such partnerships.
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