Category Archives: Autism

When it’s not “just autism”: ASD does not rule out gender dysphoria

As both transgender identities and autism have received increasing attention in recent years, a growing number of misconceptions have proliferated about the relation between these phenomena. News outlets run stories with questionably phrased headlines such as “Are autistic children more … Continue reading

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Playing both sides: Trans people, autism, and the two-faced claims of Ken Zucker and Susan Bradley

The public statements of Ken Zucker and Susan Bradley, former leaders of the CAMH youth gender identity clinic, reveal a baffling hostility and suspicion toward trans people. Continue reading

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