27 May, 2022
Autistic individuals are more likely to have chronic mental and physical health conditions, and also report lower quality healthcare than others.
15 March, 2022
A survey of lawyers found that an overwhelming majority of their clients were not provided with adequate support or adjustments.
16 February, 2022
A significant number of people who died by suicide were likely autistic, but undiagnosed, highlighting the urgent need for earlier diagnosis and tailored support for suicide prevention.
4 October, 2021
Are the sleep patterns, diet, and exercise habits of autistic adults similar to those of autistic children? – Autism Advocate Parenting Magazine, October 2021 p.38
20 September, 2021
Autistic individuals are less likely to identify as heterosexual and more likely to identify with a diverse range of sexual orientations than non-autistic individuals.
2 July, 2021
While autistic individuals are less likely to use substances, those who do so are more likely to self-medicate for their mental health symptoms.
10 May, 2021
Autistic people have far greater risks of long term physical health conditions than others, but the reasons for this remain unclear. New research suggests that unhealthy lifestyle habits may be an important contributing factor.
29 March, 2021
Around one in 57 (1.76%) children in the UK is on the autistic spectrum, significantly higher than previously reported.
11 September, 2020
Autistic individuals are more likely to have chronic physical health conditions, particularly heart, lung, and diabetic conditions. Better understanding of the physical health of autistic adults may help us improve both their quality and length of life.
7 August, 2020
Transgender and gender-diverse adults are three to six times more likely as cisgender adults to be diagnosed as autistic. A better understanding of gender diversity in autistic individuals will help provide better access to health care and post-diagnostic support for autistic transgender and gender-diverse individuals.
13 January, 2020
People with a higher genetic likelihood of autism are more likely to report higher childhood maltreatment, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. A better understanding of these issues is critical to improving wellbeing in autistic people.
30 July, 2019
Scientists have identified a link between exposure to high levels of oestrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism. The findings are published today in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.