In the Media

Articles and presentations about Asperger Syndrome and autism are appearing more and more frequently in the media.  This points to a growing public awareness of these disabilities.  Listed below are links to current programs, articles and interviews that have appeared in print, on radio, on television or on the web.

"Major Stress During Pregnancy Linked to Autism" ScienceDaily Website -- November 28, 2001 Women who have had a major stressful event - death of a spouse, job loss, or a long-distance move - midway through their pregnancy may have a greater chance of having an autistic child than do their unstressed counterparts say researchers at The Ohio State University Medical Center.

"Think Different?" WIRED Magazine -- December 2001
Autism researcher Simon Baron-Cohen on "mindblind" engineers, hidden pictures, and a future designed for people with Asperger's.

"The Geek Syndrome" WIRED Magazine -- December 2001
Autism -- and its milder cousin Asperger's syndrome -- is surging among the children of Silicon Valley. Are math-and-tech genes to blame?

"Take the AQ Test" WIRED Magazine -- December 2001
Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at Cambridge's Autism Research Centre have created the Autism-Spectrum Quotient, or AQ, as a measure of the extent of autistic traits in adults. In the first major trial using the test, the average score in the control group was 16.4. Eighty percent of those diagnosed with autism or a related disorder scored 32 or higher.

"The Little Professor Syndrome" The New York Times -- June 18, 2000
"They talk like adults and often have sky-high I.Q.'s, but their social skills are nonexistent.  Can kids with Asperger's Syndrome, a recently diagnosed form of autism, harvest their strange talents in adulthood?"

"David Leavitt: Comforting Lessons in Arranging Life's Details" The New York Times -- November 6, 2000
This column by David Leavitt appeared in the Arts section in a column called "Writers on Writing". He talks about his reaction to the recent PrimeTime segments on Asperger Syndrome, some of his similar tendencies, and how these attributes evolved into a writing career. Viewing this article requires registering at the website.


"Autism and Asperger's Digest"
Bi-monthly magazine published by Future Horizons, a book seller and publisher and organizer of conferences on autism and Asperger Syndrome

"The Maap"
A quarterly newsletter for families of more advanced individuals with autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Not Otherwise Specified.