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The book Autism from A to Z by Kathy Carter

This page contains the URLs included within the book ‘Autism from A to Z’ by Kathy Carter; a new, practical guide and information resource collating the most popular articles from this website. It has been created for families and professionals, and curates the latest thinking, information and first-person insight regarding autism spectrum conditions. The websites below are listed within their relevant chapter headings.

A is for autism 

‘The Metamorphosis of Autism’ – A History of Child Development in Britain, by

Bonnie Evans.

‘The Intense World Theory – A Unifying Theory of the Neurobiology of Autism

Intense World.’

‘Information gain in the brain’s resting state: A new perspective on autism.’

MJA – ‘Language disorders and autism.’

‘Is it autism? The line is being increasingly blurred.’

‘Attention, monotropism and the diagnostic criteria for autism.’

‘Prevalence of Co-occurring Medical and Behavioral Conditions/Symptoms Among 4- and 8-Year-Old Children with ASD.’

‘The Hypothesis of Apraxia of Speech in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.’

‘Multiply-Disabled Autism and Intersectional Feminism.’

‘The triad of impairment in autism revisited.’­­_ICD11

ICD-11 for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics.

DSM-5™ Diagnostic Criteria.


A is for Asperger’s  
NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently (Amazon).


A is for Anxiety

Connor Kerns/Scholar Google.   

‘Effects of Oral Vitamin C Supplementation on Anxiety in Students.’

Harvard – ‘The gut-brain connection’.

‘Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.’


A is for autism and ADHD

‘The Co-Occurrence of Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children – What Do We Know?’

Harvard: ‘Is it ADHD—or Autism?’

‘Anxiety and Mood Disorder in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD.’

NICE – ‘Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management.’


B is for burnout

Autistic Burnout: The Cost of Masking and Passing.


C is for co-existing conditions

‘Prevalence of Co-occurring Medical and Behavioral Conditions/Symptoms Among 4- and 8-Year-Old Children with ASD.’  

‘Psychiatric disorders in children with autism spectrum disorders.’

‘Are Co-occurring Conditions Part of Autism?’

‘Association Between Depression and Anxiety in High-Functioning Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Maternal Mood Symptoms.’

CHADD – ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

‘Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents with autistic spectrum disorders: a meta-analysis.’

‘Association Between Autism Spectrum Disorders With or Without Intellectual Disability and Depression in Young Adulthood.’

‘What Can We Learn about Autism from Studying Fragile X Syndrome?’

‘Gastrointestinal problems in children with autism, developmental delays or typical development.’

‘Emotional Development in Adults with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.’  

‘Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Causal Genes and Molecular Mechanisms.’

BBC News – ‘Autism-anorexia link ‘must be acted on.’

‘Autism Spectrum Disorder in Anorexia Nervosa: An Updated Literature Review.’  

‘The invisible link between autism and anorexia.’

‘Co-morbid disorders with autism and Asperger’s.’

Common neurological co-morbidities in autism spectrum disorders.

NHS Data Dictionary.


C is for communication

‘Neurotypical Peers are Less Willing to Interact with Those with Autism based on Thin Slice Judgments.’

Paper: ‘Autistic peer to peer information transfer is highly effective.’


E is for eye contact

‘For Those With Autism, Eye Contact Isn’t Just Weird, It’s Distressing’.


F is for Films and media representations

‘More than Rainman.’

‘Interacting with autism – Rainman.’

Autism Mythbusters – media portrayal.

‘The Good Doctor’s Autistic Protagonist Is a Jerk, and That’s an Important Step Forward.

Autism Mythbusters – media portrayal.


I is for Infuencers

Como o autismo ajudou Messi a se tornar o melhor do mundo.


Ethan Fineshriber You Tube Channel.


School strike for climate – save the world by changing the rules.


J is for judgements

NAS – Extra help at school in England.


J is for jigsaw puzzle piece

Do puzzle pieces and autism puzzle piece logos evoke negative associations?


L is for labels / language

ASAN – Identity-First Language


L is for learning styles

ARI Learning Styles & Autism


M is for masking

SN – The costs of camouflaging autism.


M is for meltdown

Book – The Explosive Child.

Paper: Thoughtful Response, Rebecca Law.


M is for music

If Music Gives You Goosebumps, You May Have A Very Special Brain.

‘Neural systems for speech and song in autism’

Why does every musician suddenly have synesthesia?

Pharrell Talks Synesthesia with Psychology Today.

PT – He’s Got A Way About Him.

Synesthesia’s mysterious ‘mingling of the senses’ may result from hyperconnected neurons.

NAS – Synaesthesia in autism


N is for Neurodiversity

Autism & Sport.

Autism and Asperger’s syndrome

National Symposium on Neurodiversity at Syracuse University.

Clearing Up Some Misconceptions about Neurodiversity.

How Many Seconds to a First Impression?

Facial Expression Production in Autism: A Meta-Analysis.

SN – People with autism sometimes give ambiguous looks.

What is Neurodiversity?


P is for PDA

Book – Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children.


R is for rights

NAS – Safeguarding autistic people.

Violence and aggression: short-term management in mental health, health and community settings.

Restricted interventions in in-patient intellectual disability services.

Mortality and causes of death in autism spectrum disorders: an update.

RACGP – Injuries the largest cause of death for people with autism: Study

Autism spectrum disorder overview (pathway).

You Need to Know – document.


S is for stimmimg

Stimming 101, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Stim.


S is for spoons

Stop appropriating the language that explains my condition.


 T is for toxins

NHS – vaccinations

Measles, Mumps & Rubella.

Baby teeth link autism and heavy metals, NIH study suggests.

Environmental factors influencing the risk of autism.

Christopher Exley: Using bad science to demonize aluminum adjuvants in vaccines.

Behind the Anti-Neurodiversity Articles: An Unholy Alliance of Usual Suspects.

Are C-Sections Contributing to Autism?.

Association Between Obstetric Mode of Delivery and Autism Spectrum Disorder.


W is for Lorna wing

BMJ obituary – Lorna Wing.


X is for expressive language /

Expanding Expressive Language for Individuals with ASD.

ASA – Strategies to develop Receptive Language


Z is for ZZZZ

RA – Essential Guide to Sleep Problems and Autism: Summary.

AAA – A guide to autism in the early years.

The neural correlates of dreaming.

Heightened Level Of Amygdala Activity May Cause Social Deficits In Autism.

Anxiety, the amygdala and autism.

Neuron numbers increase in the human amygdala from birth to adulthood, but not in autism.

Connectopathy in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Dream content analysis in persons with an autism spectrum disorder.