What is the Average Lifespan of an Autistic Individual

Sometime back, we interviewed Peggy Halliday from the Virginia Institute of Autism, and asked her this question, What is the average lifespan of an Autistic Individual? This is what she had to say in the below video excerpt of the interview: Peggy Halliday explains, “There is no expected difference in the lifespan between individuals with … Read more

Autism and Anxiety

Autism is a spectrum disorder carry an entire horde of other symptoms that complicate a complex situation tenfold. Some of these symptoms tend to be severe in their intensities. Compulsive habits, motor and facial tics and above all, social phobias persist, which is often detectable even without an official diagnosis. Anxiety ruins the everyday lives of many … Read more

Autism Relationship Problems

Autism or not, wherever family inter-personal relationships exist, a problem or two must co-exist as well. How often do you feel that you and your partner don’t get along? According to a recent US census, this happens to at least one out of every two couples in a relationship. While the empathy quotient is quite high … Read more

Genetic ADHD From Being A Child To Adulthood

While some children with ADHD (Attention-Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) grow out of the condition while entering adulthood, there are others who keep fighting with the condition well into their adult life. The scientists at the University College London, United Kingdom, wanted to understand the rationale behind the two dissimilar outcomes. They strongly believe the answer may … Read more

Autism Dating Site By Autistic Mom Daughter Duo

An exclusive dating site for those on the autism spectrum is not entirely a new concept. However, the creators of the recently-launched SpectrumSingles.com claim their site to be unique. Olivia Cantu, co-creator of Spectrum Singles, said other dating sites usually “portray autism in a negative light.” At the best, these sites group people with autism … Read more

Young Woman With Autism Starts Blog To Help Others

Amie Martin of Sandfields, Swansea has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Like many others girls growing up with Autism, Amie has seen a very difficult side of life. She had faced bullying through her growing years, she has had anger issues, had difficulties in making friends and she had to grow up with an immense amount of patience and … Read more