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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

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

Emma Sciberras, Deakin University; Anna Jackson, Deakin University; Glenn Melvin, Deakin University, and Louise Brown, Curtin University COVID lockdowns and home schooling seemed never-ending

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 system traditionally caters to neurotypicals. School Trauma needs to

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 people and people with ADHD, that experience is

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 in a healthy way? Parenting takes you

Study links screen time to autism, but problems abound.

Article by  KRISTIN SAINANI  A study published recently in JAMA Pediatrics prompted headlines such as “Baby boys who watch TV for at least two hours a day

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

Liz Pellicano, Macquarie University Autistic people have been routinely misunderstood, ignored, and excluded for decades – including from campaigns designed to promote awareness of

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, participation, and wellbeing of autistic children and their families

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 are being treated like “caged animals”. Susie O’Brien and Olivia

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 hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may not receive a diagnosis until adulthood.

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 needs to be accountable for

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 Peereboom, one of the biggest challenges for parents

Hannah Gadsby navigates the mirror maze of trauma as an autistic, gender queer comedian

Clem Bastow, RMIT University Hannah Gadsby navigates the mirror maze of trauma as an autistic, gender queer comedian. There is a moment in Hannah Gadsby’s

ADHD: why it can make it harder to keep eating habits in check – and what you can do about it

Hazel Flight, Edge Hill University People with ADHD know how much the condition can affect all aspects of their life – from how well

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