Is autism different for girls?

Is autism different for girls?

Current research seems to indicate that autism can present very differently in girls than it does in boys. This could explain why the current rate of diagnosis for girls is so much lower than for boys – doctors are using the diagnostic criteria developed to...
Regression – actually a step forward?

Regression – actually a step forward?

Something that most of us have dealt with at some point is the subject of regression. Our child develops a new skill, triggering feelings of pride and hope, only to apparently ‘lose’ a skill they have had for some time. This, far from being a step...
Autistic boy kept home during Ofsted Inspection

Autistic boy kept home during Ofsted Inspection

A school in Wiltshire is reported to have asked the parents of an autistic boy to keep him at home during a recent Ofsted inspection, suggesting that he take an ‘authorised absence’. Whilst the school stated that there may not have been sufficient staff at...
Medical use of marijuana in ASD

Medical use of marijuana in ASD

Marijuana is being increasing accepted and used to treat a variety of medical disorders, and there has been some speculation that it could prove helpful for children and adolescents with ASD. However, a review that has been published in the Journal of Developmental...