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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, […]

Human rights of people with autism not being met, leading expert tells United Nations | University of Cambridge | Circa March 31, 2017

The basic human rights of autistic people are not being met, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, a world expert on autism, told the United Nations in New York today, to mark Autism Awareness Week. In his keynote speech, Professor Baron-Cohen, Director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, argued that even with the UN […]

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Autistic traits in adults who have attempted suicide | Circa June 7, 2019

Abstract Background An emerging literature suggests that autistic adults are at increased risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts, making suicidal plans and attempts, and dying by suicide. However, few studies have investigated whether autistic traits are related to suicidal behaviour. The current study examined autistic traits in a sample of adults who reported at least one […]

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Quack Exposed: Golden Sunrise Nutraceutical/ Pharmaceuticals | Fierce Autie

Golden Sunrise Nutraceutical Incorporation was founded in 2016 by Huu Tieu who is 58 years old. They claim their products were in development for 30 years. They produce “alternative herbal(botanical)” products by creating “gene rejuvenation. “ The Conditions Golden Sunrise Nutraceuticals Claim to Treat Alzheimers disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Autism  autoimmune disorders (which ones? All […]

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Which terms should be used to describe autism? Perspectives from the UK autism community | Circa July 1, 2015

Abstract Recent public discussions suggest that there is much disagreement about the way autism is and should be described. This study sought to elicit the views and preferences of UK autism community members – autistic people, parents and their broader support network – about the terms they use to describe autism. In all, 3470 UK […]

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Autism and Homelessness: The Real Crisis | Rooted In Rights | Circa October 18, 2016

Contrary to much media spin, autism is neither a tragedy nor a looming public health crisis. Autistics have always been here and research over the last decade has shown that while diagnosis has increased over time, the actual percentage prevalence of autism has not risen.1 What is a tragedy is how underserved we are. I am […]

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Large Swedish study ties autism to early death | Spectrum | Circa December 11, 2015

People with autism are more than twice as likely as their peers in the general population to die prematurely1. The finding, published 5 November in the British Journal of Psychiatry, adds to evidence suggesting that gaps in preventive care can cause serious health problems in people with autism. Previous studies have hinted at premature death among people with autism, […]