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What can Cause Autistic Burnout?

By Emma Hinze, Prof Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle GarnettIn our previous blog, “Understanding Autistic Burnout”, we discussed the concept of autistic burnout and its impact on autistic individuals. In…

Hormonal Changes and Autistic Girls & Women*

By Dr Michelle Garnett and Prof Tony Attwood*The terms female, girl, and woman when used in this article refer to individuals assigned female at birth.Our current understanding of how hormonal…

Checklist for Self-Care this Christmas

By Dr Michelle Garnett and Prof Tony Attwood  As the end of the year approaches, instead of looking forward to celebrations, meeting family and friends, or holidays, we can just be…

What is Autistic Flourishing

By Dr Michelle Garnett and Professor Tony AttwoodFlourishing goes beyond feeling happy or of being free of mental or physical health symptoms. To lead a flourishing life means that we…

Autism and Christmas

By Professor Tony Attwood and Dr. Michelle Garnett Christmas Day is only one day of the year, but the anticipation and preparations may occur over several months. Shops, advertisements, and…

Autism at 50 Plus – Part 2

By Professor Tony Attwood and Dr. Michelle Garnett Research has recently been conducted on autism over the age of 50 using semi-structured interviews. A study by Wake et al. (2021) included…

Autism at 50 Plus – Part 1

By Professor Tony Attwood and Dr. Michelle Garnett As clinicians, we have seen an increasing number of adults, and especially women, over the age of 50 seeking confirmation of autism in…