Pop star Sia says she’s on the spectrum. Do you think you’re autistic? Here are some signs

Acclaimed pop star Sia found herself in the middle of a negative publicity whirlwind in 2021, when her filmmaking debut “Music” was widely panned by both movie critics and autism activists for its perceived low quality and self-admitted “ableism.” (Full disclosure: I denounced the film at the time as both a movie critic and autism activist.)...

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Do people with autism feel pain more acutely? Study sheds light on a little-discussed phenomenon

There are many aspects of autism spectrum disorders that remain, for lack of a better word, mysterious. As someone who is on the autism spectrum himself, I can personally attest to such enigmatic realities as the double empathy problem, which describes how autistic and non-autistic people fundamentally differ in how they communicate....

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