Participants in "Love On The Spectrum" make a toast.

Netflix series about the dating lives of autistic people gets mixed reviews

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Some viewers say “Love on the Spectrum” accurately portrays the dating lives of autistic people. Others warn it degrades them and is inherently voyeuristic. 

Caissie Levy as Elsa in “Frozen” on Broadway.

Behind the curtain at autism-friendly Broadway shows



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Wretches & Jabberers Take Autism on the Road

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Wretches & Jabberers follows two men with autism as they go on a global tour to raise awareness about the disorder.  It’s a vivid portrait of their struggles which manages to be bot…

Naoki Higashida

A young Japanese voice breaks the silence of autism


Author David Mitchell has translated a new book by Naoki Higashida, a young author from Japan who writes about living with non-verbal autism.

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Why are researchers missing signs of autism in girls?


Boys are supposedly four times more likely to have the condition, but clinicians often miss or overlook symptoms in girls, who are frequently on the less disabling end of the spectrum.

Asperger with patients

A new book recounts the forgotten history of autism


We tend to think of autism as a modern disease — “the unique disorder of our uniquely disordered times,” as author Steve Silberman writes in a new book. But that idea, he says, doesn’t quite square with the facts. The real history of autism is less known and more tragic — both for the people who suffered from the disorder and for the doctor, Hans Asperger, whose pioneering ideas about autism were long neglected.

Kayleb Moon-Robinson — who is diagnosed as autistic — had barely started sixth grade last fall in Lynchburg, Virginia, when a school resource officer filed charges against him. Kayleb was charged with disorderly conduct for kicking over a trash can and th

UPDATE: How kicking a trash can became criminal for a 6th grader


Some schools are wasting no time at reporting pupils, even very young pupils, to police and filing criminal complaints for classroom infractions. Those pupils reported are overwhelmingly of color, an investigation has found.