researchers study the human eye
Hispanic family taking a selfie

Rare look at Hispanic families confirms autism’s genetic pattern

by  /  20 October 2016
Hyperactivity hint:  Children who outgrow their autism diagnosis may still have difficulty maintaining focus.Alistair Berg / Getty Images

Some children may truly outgrow autism

by  /  19 October 2016
Opinion / Viewpoint
Illustration by Julia Yellow

Same DNA deletion paves paths to autism, schizophrenia

by  /  18 October 2016

Spectrum is an editorially independent division of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative.

The builders
How parents shaped autism research

by  /  5 October 2016

A group of savvy parents jump-started autism research in California, but they also set the research agenda.

The innovators
How families launch their own autism studies

by  /  28 September 2016

Some parents are starting ‘N-of-1’ studies for autism, but their efforts don’t always get taken seriously.

Browse Articles by Topic

  • Genes
  • The Brain
    The Brain
  • Diagnosis
  • Signs and Symptoms
    Signs & Symptoms
  • Treatments
  • Environment
  • Science and Society
    Science & Society
Editorial Staff

Apoorva Mandavilli


Ingrid Wickelgren

Managing Editor

Katie Moisse

News Editor

Jessica Wright

Senior News Writer

Nicholette Zeliadt

News Writer

Ann Griswold

News Writer

Claire Cameron

Engagement Editor

Rebecca Horne

Multimedia Director

Hope Vanderberg

Copy Editor

Christina Pullano

Editorial Assistant

Advisory Board

Monica Coenraads

Rett Syndrome Research Trust

Michael E. Goldberg

Columbia University

Laura Helmuth

Washington Post

Robin Marantz Henig

New York Times Magazine

Ivan Oransky

MedPage Today

Joshua Sanes

Harvard University

David Sassoon

InsideClimate News

Will Talbot

Stanford University

Syndication Partners

Sign up for Spectrum's newsletter

Thanks! Please check your inbox to confirm.

Log in to your Spectrum Wiki account

Email Address:



Request your Spectrum Wiki account

Spectrum Wiki is a community of researchers affiliated with an academic or research institutions. To be considered for participation, please fill out this form and a member of our team will respond to your request.


Email Address:

Title and Lab:

Area of Expertise: