Autism Research: 25th September, 2015 Week in Review

Autism biomarker might help better diagnosis A path breaking new study from the prestigious University of California, Irvine has identified a new biomarker that might aid in diagnosing the rapidly spreading neurodevelopmental disorder. Headed by Dr. J. Jay Gargus, and team from the UCI, the study identified a vital defect in the signaling system of […]

Autism Research: 17 September, 2015 Week in Review

Autism masked by ADHD in young children, study reveals A new study conducted by pediatrician Dr. Amir Miodovnik and his team has found that symptoms of the condition ADHD might be overshadowing or masking autism spectrum disorders in very young kids. A staggering 81% children were first diagnosed with ADHD and later with autism, after […]

Disney’s Descendants – good Disney Channel movie

Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay. A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the trouble making offspring of Disney’s classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen (Evie) and Jafar (Jay). Disney’s Descendants […]

Autism Research: September 11, 2016 Week in Review

Gender bias ranks high in autism ‘Reading the mind in the eyes’ test In the largest ever study of its kind, scientists have discovered a serious gender predilection for autism. Published this week in the journal PLoS ONE, lead author Professor Simon Baron Cohen of University of Cambridge and his team studied 400 men and […]

Hotel Transylvania 2 – really cute

Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay. This fall, the Drac Pack is back!! Watch the exclusive first look at all of your favorite monsters & humans back together in Hotel Transylvania 2, and join the Hotel T community for updates and new content.  Dracula and his friends try to bring […]

Pan – Do not waste your money

Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay. 12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. This movie was so bad. Do not […]

Autism Research: October 16, 2015 Week in Review

Social brain impaired in autism, study reveals Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles have identified areas in brain that are responsible for regulating social behaviors. They found that in young adults with high functioning autism, these areas were insufficiently networked as well as underdeveloped. The study led by Danny J J Wang from […]

Goosebumps – Jack Black was really creepy

Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay. Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when […]

The Martian – Bring Him Home: Really Good

Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay. During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meagre supplies, Watney must […]