News The latest developments in autism research.
Profiles Portraits of scientists who are making a mark on autism research.
Toolbox Emerging tools and techniques that may advance autism research.
Spotted A roundup of autism papers and media mentions you may have missed.
Opinion Conversations on the science of autism research.
Viewpoint Expert opinions on trends and controversies in autism research.
Columnists Dispatches from experts on various facets of autism.
Crosstalk Debates and conversations about timely topics in autism.
Reviews Exploring the intersection of autism and the arts.
Q&A Conversations with experts about noteworthy topics in autism.
Deep Dive In-depth analysis of important topics in autism.
Special Reports Curated collections of articles on special topics in autism.
Webinars Presentations by leading experts on their latest research.
Columnist Cariacture

Helen Tager-Flusberg:
Connecting matters

Linking autism science to society.

April 2016
Opinion / Columnists / Connecting matters

Should scientists study mothers of children with autism?

by  /  12 April 2016

Studying parents of children with autism has long been controversial, but that doesn’t mean scientists should avoid it.

September 2015
Opinion / Columnists / Connecting matters

‘Frozen’ offers glimpse of autism in girls

by  /  15 September 2015

Elsa, the star of the movie “Frozen,” is the poster child for girls with autism.

Opinion / Columnists / Connecting matters

Time for some soul-searching in science

by  /  1 September 2015

Scientists should slow down and return to the basic tenets of research to regain the public’s trust.

April 2015
Opinion / Columnists / Connecting matters

Better behavioral tests may save trials of autism treatments

by  /  21 April 2015

Trials to test drugs for autism suffer from subjective measurements and placebo effects. Helen Tager-Flusberg outlines how to ferret out the true effects of potential autism therapies.

November 2014
Opinion / Columnists / Connecting matters

Why we must be patient when searching for an autism biomarker

by  /  7 November 2014

Many studies have found differences in the brains of young infants later diagnosed with autism. But to call this a biomarker requires independent validation, time and patience, says Helen Tager-Flusberg.


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: