Technology & Health

Poor judgment of autistic adults

Technology and Health

Poor judgment of autistic adults

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day (2 April 2021), a new paper in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders asked 1,410 civilians to respond to video recordings with 30 adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and 29 non-ASD individuals to examine whether stereotypical behaviors associated with autism influenced people's perceptions of the individual. Common behaviors include gaze aversion, and  repetitive body movements.

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