DEC 22, 2020

What We're Reading December 2020

Reads From Around the Web

There are so many great field of autism-related content to read, watch and listen to on the web. Each month we want to share a sample of the articles we’re reading, the videos we’re watching, or the podcasts we’re hooked on.

  1. Does Autism Hold the Key to What Makes Humans Special? The New York Times: In a new book called “The Pattern Seekers,” researcher Simon Baron-Cohen has put forth the idea that autism is a window into human cognition

  2. COVID-19 Vaccine Should Go To Those With Developmental Disabilities First, Advocates Say Disability Scoop: Autism advocates say that people with developmental disabilities should be near the front of the line for the COVID-19 vaccines because they have a high risk of dying from infection.

  3. Independent Developer Creates Video Game Using Son’s Artwork The Jambar: “When we first discovered our son was on the autism spectrum, we were amazed at his ability to draw,” Kildren said. “It was almost as if there was a different way that he was trying to communicate with the world.” Kildren has been developing his game “Booper, Get Home!” for three years. He said he initially had difficulties finding time to develop it.