Up to 80% of autistic children show differences in motor coordination, and autistic adults often continue to have challenges with motor control.
Our Autistic brain differences series covers the various anatomical and functional differences of the autistic brain compared to the neurotypical brain.
Here we explore the research on the cerebellum and its particular functioning in autism, and how this affects motor control and cognitive functions.
The cerebrum is like the processor of the brain, so it should come as no surprise that the cerebrum of the autistic brain features some significant differences.
3–5-year-old autistic children’s brains are as heavy as the average adult male brain! Read more to find out what the consequences are of our hefty brains.
Research indicates autistic children tend to have larger heads, and their head circumference is a measure of challenges in the social domain.
Every non-autistic brain is (roughly) like every non-autistic brain. But no autistic brain is like any other autistic brain!
Greg Burns: “The garden of my mind wasn’t weeded as thoroughly as others. As a consequence, I’ve managed to grow some unique autistic flowers.”