“I HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE.” – CHARLOTTE HELENE FIEN TELLS UN

“In addition, a widespread use of NIPT as general screening may induce ‘eugenic’ use, even when the state is not involved. The adding up of a lot of individual choices to the ‘acceptability’ of aborting certain kinds of embryos or fetuses brings forward a societal phenomenon, which resembles a kind of eugenics in the search for a ‘perfect child’.”

“I HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE.” – CHARLOTTE HELENE FIEN TELLS UN

Not all autistic people are good at maths and science – despite the stereotypes

This means that if you are autistic but you like reading novels, your autism quotient will be lower. So you could be less likely to be referred on to autism specialists for assessment. It also means that mathematicians may score higher on the questionnaire because they are interested in numbers –- but not necessarily because they are autistic.

Not all autistic people are good at maths and science – despite the stereotypes