autism

The Rise of ‘Weaponized Autism’

Autism is on the rise — but it’s no epidemic. That the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now pegs the U.S. rate of autism spectrum disorder—a…

How Disney Movies Helped a Family Connect With Their Autistic Son

On his brother’s 9th birthday, Owen Suskind — then 6 1/2— turned to his parents and said, “Walter doesn’t want to grow up, like Mowgli or Peter…

Rolling on the Spectrum

Over the course of last summer, psychologist Alicia Danforth invited a dozen or so autistic adults to a treatment room at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center,…