THE BLOG

Autism and Bullying

By Prof Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett Are the rates of bullying higher for autistic children? Many of the autistic children and adolescents we see as clinicians have experienced…

Being Autistic and having ADHD?

By Dr Michelle Garnett & Prof Tony Attwood During a diagnostic assessment for autism with an adult it is quite common for the adult to also query whether they have…

Autism and Sleep

By Prof Tony Atwood and Dr Michelle Garnett Introduction There is an association between autism and difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep and the quality of sleep, for autistic individuals of…

What is PDA?

By Dr Michelle Garnett and Prof Tony Attwood Introduction The term PDA stands for Pathological Demand Syndrome and was first coined by Elizabeth Newson, a developmental psychologist, in the 1980s…

Nonverbal Autism and Body Language

By Prof Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle GarnettAutistic children and adults who do not develop speech can express their thoughts and feelings by body language. There can be conventional body…

Why Do Autistic Adults Become Depressed? Part 2

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

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…