Falling in Love with Autism: From Brain to Behavior

DATING IS DIFFICULT, even with finely tuned social skills and a winning personality.  Rejection in romantic relationships often leads people to wonder “what they did wrong” and what the heck is even going on.  In the US, for the 3.5 million individuals on the autistic spectrum who have impaired communication and social interaction, dating is […]

Autism in the Classroom: Culture’s Influence on Special Education

People often forget that culture plays a major role in the upbringing of children, particularly those with special needs.  Culture has a direct impact on how a given society handles special education. For example, a commonly recognized trait of autism is a difficulty to make eye contact with others.  Clinical professionals screen for what is […]