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Autism Spectrum Disorders
A White House press release dated December 16, 2009, announced that a prominent neurodiversity advocate, Ari Ne'eman, has been named to a key governmental post.  Obama has named Ne'eman to the National Council on Disability, which is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the president and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities. ...
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Intelligence tests have often been used to differentiate "high functioning" from "low functioning" individuals with autism.  But a recent study published in the journal Psychological Science suggests that "low functioning" children with autism may in fact score much higher if an alternative intelligence test–the Raven's Progressive Matrices– is used instead of the more conventional Wechsler Intelligence...
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