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Portrayals of autism on television don’t showcase full spectrum

by  /  7 November 2017

Television characters with autism look dramatically different from the majority of people who have the condition.

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How treating sleep may ease all forms of autism

by  /  31 October 2017
Behavioral interventions and medications can help children with autism-related syndromes sleep better, but the treatments must be tailored to the cause of each child’s sleep disturbance.
Opinion / Viewpoint

College students with autism need support to succeed on campus

by ,  /  24 October 2017
Academic and social support can help students with autism thrive in institutions of higher education.
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Divided autism community bonds over need to study sleep

by  /  17 October 2017
Autism researchers and funding agencies should turn their attention to sleep in autism — and its many connections to health, mood and behavior.

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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.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Electronic glow may disrupt sleep for people on the spectrum

by  /  13 November 2017

Exposure to certain types of light at night may exacerbate sleep issues among people with autism.

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Sleepless nights rouse behavioral problems in children with autism

by  /  13 November 2017

Children with autism who have sleep problems are often distracted, hyperactive, irritable and aggressive.

Opinion / Columnists / Community concerns

To partner with autism community, welcome dissenting opinions

by  /  10 October 2017

Giving the autism community a voice in research means engaging in meaningful dialogue, not just making token gestures.

Opinion / Q&A

‘Tone’ of phrase may differ in autism, but meaning is clear

by  /  3 October 2017

Adults who have autism speak with unusual emphases and tone, but their speech still conveys the intended emotions.

Opinion / Columnists / Being well

Suicidal tendencies hard to spot in some people with autism

by  /  26 September 2017

To effectively screen for suicidality in people with autism, we need to learn how to ask questions that lead to real answers.

Opinion / Q&A

‘Antisocial’ bees point to ancient roots for some autism genes

by ,  /  19 September 2017

Honey bees that fail certain social tests have genetic profiles similar to those of people with autism.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Protein factories at neuronal junctions take center stage in autism

by ,  /  12 September 2017

Some genes linked to autism regulate the production of proteins at neuronal junctions, suggesting that disrupted protein synthesis contributes to the condition.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Adolescents with autism need access to better sex education

by  /  5 September 2017

Sex education in schools needs to be adapted for teens on the spectrum so they can approach relationships in a way that is safe, confident and healthy.

Opinion / Q&A

Can an epilepsy drug prevent autism features?

by  /  29 August 2017

An epilepsy drug may prevent seizures in infants with tuberous sclerosis and alleviate their autism features, says Martina Bebin.

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