Autism News 2020

Autism Breakthrough: Discovery in Neurophysiology

Autism is neither neurodevelopmental nor a disorder. It is simply a neurophysiological difference in how the brain processes information. We who are autistic live in ...
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Epidemic of False Autism Diagnoses

In 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that 1 in 54 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, for a prevalence rate ...
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Autism as an Intellectual Lens

Rowland D (2020). Autism as an Intellectual Lens. Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Brain Research: JNPBR-142 https://kosmospublishers.com/issue-01-journal-of-neurology-psychiatry-and-brain-research/ ABSTRACT: There is an inherent neurophysiological difference in ...
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A Need to Redefine Autism

David Rowland. A Need to Redefine Autism. J Neurol Neurophysiol, 2020, 11(1), 001-004 https://www.iomcworld.org/open-access/a-need-to-redefine-autism.pdf ABSTRACT: Currently, one in 59 children (1.7%) are being diagnosed with ...
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Litmus Test for Autism

© David Rowland Hyperfocus is the unique and defining causal state of autism that creates all of its observed characteristics.  Hyperfocus prevents someone from ...
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Autistic Adults may be Emotionally Abused in Relationships

by David Rowland Autistic people cannot feel emotion. We have to process our emotions intellectually, a process that can take days, years, or even decades ...
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Autism and Fearlessness

Autistic people are the only ones on the planet who are incapable of experiencing fear. If you meet someone who has never felt any kind ...
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Trauma Induced Autism: Rare or Commonplace?

Rowland D (2020) Discovery of Trauma Induced Autism - Three Case Reports and their Review. J Neurol Disord 8: 415: https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/discovery-of-trauma-induced-autism--three-case-reports-and-their-review.pdf ABSTRACT Autism is characterized ...
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Differential Diagnosis of Autism: A Causal Analysis

Rowland D (2020) Differential Diagnosis of Autism: A Causal Analysis. J Neurol Neurophysiol 11: 489 https://www.iomcworld.org/open-access/differential-diagnosis-of-autism-a-causal-analysis.pdf There are three appendices to this article that you ...
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Greta Thunberg views her Autism as a Superpower

Greta Thunberg sees her Asperger’s syndrome as a superpower in her fight for climate change.  Trueautism.info wholeheartedly agrees.  Autism instills (a) singular focus, (b) mental ...
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Autism and Emotional Balance

It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, for an autistic person to live an emotionally balanced life. This is because the autistic brain is hard ...
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Ayn Rand was Probably Autistic

Ayn Rand [1905 –1982] was a Russian-American writer and philosopher.  She is known for her two best-selling novels, “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged”, and for developing a philosophical system she ...
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Autistic People are Compulsive Truth Tellers

by David Rowland, Autism Expert Autistic people tell the truth because we have no choice in the matter.* Our brains are hard wired to fixate ...
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The Real “Sherlock Holmes” was Autistic

The fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, displayed most of the characteristics of autistic hyperfocus, especially including (a) astute powers of observation, (b) brilliant at deductive reasoning, ...
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The Real “Rain Man” was Not Autistic

by David Rowland, Autism Expert The 1988 movie, Rain Man, may have done a major disservice to the autism community. The real person on whom ...
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“Autism Saved My Life”

© Becca Lory Hector, Autism Neurodiversity & Inclusion Consultant/Author/Speaker Published by: Spectrum Woman Magazine, April 2017 For 36 of my 40 years, I was disabled ...
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The “Sherlock Syndrome” – an Experience of Autism

by RL Poole, Author/Lecturer I realized early on in life that I was able to see the world differently than others around me, even if ...
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