Opinion / Viewpoint

Program in Scotland boosts speed, accuracy of autism diagnosis

by  /  20 February 2018

A project in Scotland dramatically increased the accuracy of autism diagnosis and cut waiting times in half.

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Opinion / Q&A

‘Baby sibs’ who evade autism remain at risk for attention deficit

by  /  13 February 2018
Sally Ozonoff is looking for early signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in videos of hundreds of younger siblings of children with autism.
Opinion / Q&A

U.S. agency backtracks on broad interpretation of ‘clinical trial’

by  /  6 February 2018
Autism researchers need no longer worry that their basic research will become entangled in the red tape associated with clinical trials.
Opinion / Columnists / Policy points

Why U.S. science may seriously suffer from a government shutdown

by  /  30 January 2018
Even a brief shutdown of the government can dramatically affect the process of conducting science and the support for young scientists.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Where’s the funding for translational research in autism?

by  /  23 January 2018

A dearth of funding hobbles autism researchers’ ability to do what we can truly call translational science.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Girls with autism need help honing social skills in realistic settings

by  /  16 January 2018

Innovative approaches that reflect changes in social expectations can help girls with autism form rewarding relationships with their peers.

Opinion / Columnists / Policy points

Why too many children with autism end up in foster care

by  /  9 January 2018

The foster care system is becoming a critical component of care for children with autism.

Opinion / Q&A

Repeat scans of individual brains may reveal lessons for autism

by  /  2 January 2018

Scanning the brains of a single individual over months to years may illuminate daily fluctuations in activity relevant to conditions such as autism, says Russell Poldrack.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Autism studies hampered by lack of reliable test for gut problems

by ,  /  19 December 2017

Experts from various fields should work with parents to develop a standardized questionnaire for gut problems in people with autism.

Opinion / Q&A

How family perspectives could improve clinical trials

by  /  12 December 2017

Asking people with autism and their families about the challenges they face could help researchers test treatments for the condition.

Opinion / Reviews

Review: ‘Uncommon Sense’ exquisitely explores autism’s sensory experiences

by  /  5 December 2017

The play dexterously depicts the struggles — sensory and social — of four characters who occupy distinct places on the autism spectrum.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Why intelligence scores do not predict success for autistic adults

by ,  /  28 November 2017

Measures of adaptive functioning may better assess the ability of autistic people to meet daily demands than do intelligence tests.

Opinion / Viewpoint

How to address autism in Ethiopia and other low-income nations

by  /  21 November 2017

Even short programs with a focus on mental health can train community health workers to help children with autism in Ethiopia and elsewhere.

Opinion / Cross Talk

Why it’s difficult to study sleep in autism

13 November 2017

Five scientists describe the biggest challenges they face in solving sleep problems in people with autism.

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