A couple different things today.
1) On News-Dump day (Friday night is the time to dump news you don’t want carried too far; see this) The CDC revised their Autism statistics from the “1 in 150” to “1 in 100 to 1 in 300 with an average of 1 in 150” Americans. This reflects the wider use and acceptance of the diagnosis. (link, Note: the writer is very curebie.)
2) New Study suggests that Analytic thinking isn’t significantly impared in Autistics, compared to developmentally normal age-peers.
[I]n the new study, kids with autism discerned the overall context of visual scenes and relationships within those scenes, Morsanyi says.
“This finding is quite important and adds to the growing body of evidence that cognitive deficits in autism are not yet properly defined,” remarks psychologist Laurent Mottron of Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies in Montreal.
Which was important to me because of how I learned to comprehend similes and metaphor- via Analogy.