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The Latest Research on Camouflaging

Children who have autism will know at quite a young age that they are different to their peers with regard to the ability to read facial expressions, body language and…

What is Interoceptive Awareness?

Our ability to feel what is going on in our body is an important skill; tuning into to our physical sensations can give us important clues towards our physical needs…

Understanding Girls on the Spectrum

Many women on the autism spectrum deliberated about whether or not they should seek a formal diagnosis, weighing up the potential costs and benefits. Once making that sometimes difficult and…

What Exactly Is Camouflaging?

Until recently, the gender ratio for autism was estimated as four boys for each girl. However, clinicians are increasingly receiving referrals for diagnostic assessments of girls and women, and a…

How Playing Minecraft Can Help Social Skills

Minecraft is an open world video game that has become popular amongst children and adolescents, particularly neurodiverse youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Minecraft is often compared to virtual LEGO…

Autistic Women in the Workplace

Typically, autism is viewed as a male condition with stereotypical preconceptions that all autistics must, for instance, be mathematical savants and their career paths are in IT. Wrong. In this…

Mindfulness: Why is it So Important?

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around…