Autism

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‘A safe haven’: how Dungeons & Dragons is slaying social anxiety
The world’s most successful role-playing game could provide a home amid the chaos for those struggling with post-lockdown angst

Andy Hazel

29, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘Brought me to tears’: family who won landmark NDIS challenge now face cut to support
Exclusive: Autistic man’s funding package reduced by $38,000, leaving him in what his mother calls ‘the limbo the NDIS holds us all in constantly’

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

28, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Scenes from the Wild review – bats and gannets in the captivating vision of Dara McAnulty
Tenor William Morgan was the soloist in Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s powerful song cycle based on the work of the teenage nature writer

Erica Jeal

28, Nov, 2021 @2:41 PM

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Perth mother may have to quit work to care for autistic son after NDIS package cut by 70%
Labor accuses Coalition of ‘stealth’ cuts to disability funding as other families complain about recent changes

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

27, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Autistic people are being locked away in institutions. A radical change is needed | Sheila Hollins
My panel oversees reviews into detention cases of autistic people. I see how the system fails those it should help, says Sheila Hollins, emeritus professor of psychiatry of learning disability

Sheila Hollins

27, Nov, 2021 @2:10 PM

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Do I need to leave my partner for the sake of my fragile son? | Ask Annalisa Barbieri
It’s all about your partner, your son, your dad, your friends. You need to find a way to include your own needs in whatever you decide

Annalisa Barbieri

26, Nov, 2021 @3:30 PM

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UK court refuses to allow man who does not understand consent to pursue sex
Supreme court dismisses appeal from autistic 36-year-old who has impaired cognition

Amelia Hill

24, Nov, 2021 @2:30 PM

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‘Why didn’t you tell me?’: Anthony Ianni’s journey through sports with autism
A former Michigan State athlete has written a memoir about his time playing with autism in one of college basketball’s most venerable programs

Rich Tenorio

24, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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People said I was weak, lazy and fussy. I’m not – but I am autistic
The late diagnosis of Melanie Sykes and Christine McGuinness came as no surprise to those who, like Sara Gibbs, have trodden the same path

Sara Gibbs

20, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘Diagnosis is rebirth’: women who found out they were autistic as adults
Women from around the world describe the life-changing impact of finally receiving a diagnosis

Amelia Hill

19, Nov, 2021 @2:36 PM

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‘We weren’t visible’: growing awareness leads more women to autism diagnosis
Analysis: Melanie Sykes’ diagnosis part of wider trend in women finding out they are autistic in adulthood

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

19, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Melanie Sykes calls for education system to be ‘torn down and rebuilt’ to help autistic people
TV host, who revealed her diagnosis this week, reflects on the struggles she has faced throughout her life and career

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

19, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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