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Is there such a thing as an autism gene?

Article by Nicholette Zeliadt Researchers have known that genes contribute to autism since the 1970s, when a team found that identical twins often share the condition. Since then, scientists have been... read more

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How can you support kids with ADHD to learn? Parents said these 3 things help

Simeon Frank/Unsplash Emma Sciberras, Deakin University; Anna Jackson, Deakin University; Glenn Melvin,... read more

School Trauma 101: Why School is traumatic for Autistic children.

All stages of schooling can be traumatic for neurodiverse and autistic children because our education... read more

Autistic Masking – What is it, and why can lead to mental health problems.

Hiding or masking who you are can be an uncomfortable and exhausting experience. For many autistic... read more

A sex worker gave my autistic son the gift of confidence – and I organised the encounter

Anonymous Until he finds the right girl and a loving relationship, how better to channel his sexuality... read more

Study links screen time to autism, but problems abound.

Article by  KRISTIN SAINANI  A study published recently in JAMA Pediatrics prompted headlines such as... read more

Autism advocacy and research misses the mark if autistic people are left out

The message from autistic activists is clear: “nothing about us without us”. Philosophographlux/flickr... read more

Your chance to contribute and review the National Autism Guidelines

Autism CRC have now released a draft version of the National Guideline for supporting the learning, ... read more

Teacher mass exodus amid reports students are like ‘caged animals’ in classrooms

A Melbourne special school is under investigation amid a mass exodus of teachers and reports students... read more

ADHD looks different in adults. Here are 4 signs to watch for

Tamara May, Monash University and Mark Bellgrove, Monash University Many people with attention deficit... read more

The education system is broken. Our Autistic kids have a right to an education.

The education system has failed us. My child is back to remote learning and I have had enough! Someone... read more

How to maintain your mental wellbeing as a tired parent.

Maintaining your resilience and wellbeing as a tired parent. is no easy task. According to Kathrine ... read more

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