THE BLOG

Why Do Autistic Adults Become Depressed? Part 1

By Dr Michelle Garnett & Prof Tony Attwood Autistic adults appear especially vulnerable to feeling depressed, with about one in three adolescents and two out of three autistic adults having experienced…

How Does an Autistic Child Learn?

By Dr Michelle Garnett & Prof Tony AtwoodAutistic children have an unusual profile of learning abilities that can often be recognised in very early childhood. Some pre-school autistic children have…

Nonverbal Autism and Visual Intelligence

By Prof Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett The term nonverbal autism is used to describe an autistic child or adult who has little or no spoken language. However, does…

What are the Levels of Autism?

By Dr Michelle Garnett & Prof Tony Attwood Introduction Ever since the publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5; APA, 2013), you will have…

What is Alexithymia?

By Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle GarnettIntroductionAlexithymia refers to a difficulty recognising and accurately labelling different emotions and body sensations. A person with alexithymia can tell if they are…

Late Diagnosis of Autistic Women

An Increase in Women Referred for a Diagnostic Assessment for AutismOver the last decade we have experienced a considerable increase in women seeking a diagnostic assessment for autism, they have…