Intersectionality: Autism & Religion

Autism and religion are rarely associated with one another.  In a study done at Boston University, individuals with ASD were about 20% less likely than neurotypical people to identify as Christian, approximately 10% more likely to identify as atheist, and nearly 10% more likely to create their own religious belief system.  However, the reasons behind […]

Comorbidity in Adolescence: ASD and Depression

Introduction Diagnosis and treatment of depression in individuals with autism varies from the approach to find and help neurotypicals experiencing depression.  A study done at Vanderbilt University with 1272 autistic children found that 20.2% of young adults aged 13-17 with autism also have a depression diagnosis.  That is nearly twice the percent of adolescents in […]