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Open Letter To Fresno: Help Break The Myth About Autistics & Suicide

Good morning, I wanted to share some information about Autistic people and the crisis our population is facing with suicide, homelessness and lack of accessibility to services, support and care in the community.  Also, I’d like to specifically share the ‘Autism and Homelessness” toolkit .pdf created by multiple organizations, professionals and Autistics together in the […]

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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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Autism And Homelessness Toolkit | UK | Circa April 2019

Introduction There is increasing awareness that autistic people maybe at higher risk of homelessness. This has not previously been recognised, and as a result services may not be meeting the different needs of autistic people experiencing homelessness.Autism is a lifelong disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. It is likely […]

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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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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 autism study a “shocking wake-up call” for society, say academics | Coventry University | Circa October 23, 2017

People who show characteristics of autism are more at risk of attempting suicide, according to a Coventry University study whose results are being presented to a United States federal advisory committee tomorrow. Researchers found that people who exhibited higher levels of autistic traits were more likely to try to end their lives than people without the traits […]