autism

 
Unique centre for adults with autism
Unique centre for adults with autism
‘What do we do before crossing the road? We look to the left and then right; if there is no car, we cross,” says Rachel Phiri.
Autistic children welcome
Autistic children welcome
Seven-year-old Yola Ndabeni used to live behind locked gates. He was violent. His mother used to hit him because she thought he was naughty. This...
The ABCs of autism in the classroom: 'He only wants to eat sandwiches with cheese'
The ABCs of autism in the classroom: 'He only wants to eat sandwiches with cheese'
It is a warm Monday morning in Braamfontein's withering summer. The first school bell has rung and the corridors have emptied.
[Video]How to tell if your child has autism
[Video]How to tell if your child has autism
What do you do if you suspect your child has autism? We answer these and other questions about the disorder.
The danger of being different
The danger of being different
I can vividly remember the moment I realised that people were frightened of my brother. I was 18, and my boss at the time was telling me about how,...
Embracing autism in business
Embracing autism in business
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affect millions of people worldwide, often limiting their ability to secure professional level jobs.
Comment: Ignorant reporting can be lethal
Comment: Ignorant reporting can be lethal
The vaccination rate for MMR, which protects against three of the most common childhood diseases: measles, mumps and rubella, dropped from 92% in...
Understanding autism
Understanding autism
It was with immense difficulty that Shellique Carby addressed a group of parents at a recent autism meeting but as she spoke, many were inspired by...
Autistic children encouraged to mentally 'talk things through'
Autistic children encouraged to mentally 'talk things through'
Teaching children with autism to "talk things through" in their heads might help them solve tricky day-to-day tasks and could increase the chances...
Distinctive brain activity in autistic kids
Distinctive brain activity in autistic kids
The pattern of brain activity in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is markedly different from that of children without the condition,...

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