Hallelujah

I don’t normally talk about people who have passed on during the holidays but I must say, I learned a lot about the musician Leonard Cohen and the songs he wrote over at my community radio station 88.1 kdhx after his death earlier this year.

So consequently, when this story came up, I was amazed yet again by his work. This story and video over at Autism Speaks entitled “Girl with autism shines singing holiday version of ‘Hallelujah’” is amazing and so is her voice. Enjoy!

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Autism Librarian

Boys to men

In the past few years more research has begun to be done on girls with autism and the apparent differences between the boys and girls. Now it appears there are differences even between boys and men.

This according to the article entitled “Study reveals subtle brain differences in men with autism” over at Medical Xpress and courtesy of Kings College London. So the next question undoubtedly will be, what are the differences between girls and women?

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Autism Librarian

Girls, girls, girls

It seems every time I turn around, there is more and more research being done on autism and girls. This article does a great job of detailing some of those differences. Some are so subtle in fact that they’re almost impossible to see the first time around.

The article is entitled “Seeking precise portraits of girls with autism by Somer Bishop over at Spectrum News. This is a website that focuses on autism and gender. I have to admit, I’ve never heard of this website before. As the old saying goes, you learn something new everyday. I know I did today.

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Autism Librarian