The Latest Research on Camouflaging

Words: Professor Tony AttwoodChildren 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,…

The Three Adaptations to Social Situations

One of the central characteristics of autism in DSM 5 is a deficit in social communication and social interaction. The social and interpersonal aspects of life are a challenge, so…

How to Cope with ‘Meltdowns’

Those who have an ASD are prone to have a catastrophic reaction or meltdown when overly stressed, anxious or frustrated. The meltdown may be externalised, with an intense despair that…

Why Some Autistic Children Refuse School

There are many aspects of being at school that are challenging and stressful for children and adolescents who have autism. This can lead to school refusal, and a recent research…