autistic spectrum

The forgotten history of autism

This 14-minute video (see below) features Steve Silberman, author of Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity . The producers say: “Decades ago, few pediatricians had heard of autism. In 1975, 1 in 5,000 kids was estimated to have it. Today, 1 in 68 is on the…
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Autistic people listen to their hearts to test anti-anxiety therapy

A trial seeks further proof that tuning into our internal organs’ activity can reduce anxiety … Hannah Devlin reports for The Guardian: “A pioneering therapy aimed at lowering anxiety by tuning into your own heartbeat is being put to the test…
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Morrisons ‘quiet hour’ for autistic shopping introduced

The BBC reports that: “Supermarket chain Morrisons has introduced a weekly ‘quieter hour’ for autistic shoppers who struggle with music and noise. Its 439 UK stores will dim lights, turn music off, avoid using the tannoy and turn check-out beeps down on…
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