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Transgender and gender-diverse individuals are more likely to be autistic and report higher autistic traits | Circa August 7, 2020

Transgender and gender-diverse adults are three to six times more likely as cisgender adults (individuals whose gender identity corresponds to their sex assigned at birth) to be diagnosed as autistic, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Cambridge’s Autism Research Centre. This research, conducted using data from over 600,000 adult individuals, […]

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The hidden danger of suicide in autism | Spectrum | Circa August 8, 2018

Many people with autism entertain thoughts of suicide and yet show few obvious signs of their distress. Some scientists are identifying risks — and solutions — unique to autistic individuals. Nearly every Sunday since he was 7, Connor McIlwain had panicked about going to school the following day. The noise of barking dogs or crying […]

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New research sheds light on why suicide is more common in autistic people | Jane Icke | Circa August 21, 2018

People who hide their autism by ‘camouflaging’ to try to fit into society, or who don’t receive correct support are at higher risk of suicide, according to new research. Researchers from the University of Nottingham’s School of Psychology and the Universities of Coventry and Cambridge worked closely with a group of autistic people who had […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa August 3, 2012

News10 new results for autism   Wakefield, former autism researcher, can’t sue for defamation in Texas, judge saysAustin American-StatesmanAndrew Wakefield, who was stripped of his British medical license in 2010 for autismresearch that ignited a worldwide vaccine scare, cannot sue a U.K. medical journal, its editor and a British reporter for defamation in Texas, a judge in Austin ruled Friday.See all […]

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The man who wants us to embrace autism | Circa August 29, 2015

Fifteen years ago, when Steve Silberman broke the story of Silicon Valley’s autism ‘epidemic’, he saw it as a problem. Now he’s changed his mind and has published a book about understanding and accepting autism spectrum disorders Sat 29 Aug 2015 02.15 EDT Fifteen years ago, Steve Silberman was working as a journalist for Wired magazine in […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa August 29, 2011

News 10 new results for autism Quebec doctor probes possible autism, in-vitro fertilization link Montreal Gazette By Charlie Fidelman, The Gazette August 29, 2011 9:02 PM In-vitro fertilization may be a factor in a small number of autism cases, researchers suggest. MONTREAL — In vitro fertilization may be another factor in the spike in cases […]

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California lawmakers end session with COVID-19 bills – Los Angeles Times

    California lawmakers on Monday wrapped up a legislative session largely defined by the pandemic as they approved new COVID-19 sick leave for food workers, added sweeping labor protections for laid-off hotel staff and made it easier for essential employees to file for workers’ compensation.   With approval in the Senate and Assembly ahead […]