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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…

10 Tips for Teaching Autistic Students

By Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle GarnettIntroduction“Help! I have three autistic students in my class of 30 students, how do I teach them, but still keep the rest of…

What is Autistic Burnout?

An autistic life is not an easy life. There is the potential for great stress and chronic exhaustion from trying to cope with social and sensory experiences, being misunderstood and…