autism

The daughter of a Scottish father and Northern Irish mother, Fiona spent her childhood in several locations in the Scottish Highlands, with the family settling in Inverness when she was 11. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Dundee University. ‘I loved languages and...

The Blue Room, a unique immersive virtual reality that helps children with autism overcome their fears and phobias, is now being offered on the NHS. Research on the treatment, published in PLOS One, revealed eight out of nine children treated with this technique were able to...

Angela Southall, Director of Services at Midlands Psychology, is understandably enthusiastic about the organisation. ‘We’re a unique health provider – a not-for-profit social enterprise, committed to localism. We aim to understand the communities we work in, in depth. These...

Rates of autism among the Somali community have been shown in several studies to be high, yet in the Somali language no word for the condition exists. People in this community with children who have been diagnosed with autism therefore encounter stigma, fear and a general...

It feels pretty good to be Owen Suskind right about now. Words straight from the mouth of the star of Life, Animated, a documentary by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams. It follows the story of Owen...

In their letter entitled ‘Adult autism – hidden in forensic settings’ (September 2016), Sarah Ashworth and Dr Ruth J. Tully highlight that adults with autism spectrum...

I read with interest the letter by Sarah Ashworth and Ruth Tully entitled ‘Adult autism – hidden in forensic settings’ (September 2016). The Autism Act 2009 appeared to...

In DSM-5 autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is defined by persistent deficits in social communication, interaction and imagination, associated with restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests and activities and potential sensory difficulties. In the UK, NICE Quality...

The University of Bath’s newest building was officially opened today by psychologist Dame Professor Vicki Bruce, providing space for the expansion of the Department of Psychology. It also...

Saturday 2 April is World Autism Awareness Day, so we thought we would take the opportunity to re-launch our October 2014 special as a new edition in our app. A new contribution, led by...