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Expert opinions on trends and controversies in autism research.

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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November 2017
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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.

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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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October 2017
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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.

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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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September 2017
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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.

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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.

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August 2017
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Studying pregnant women with autism may offer clues to the condition

by ,  /  22 August 2017

Following women with autism through pregnancy and beyond may reveal factors that shape the likelihood of autism in their children.

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Vaccination: Costly clash between autonomy, public health

by ,  /  15 August 2017

Every state in the country should require that all children be vaccinated before attending school.

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Tendency to ‘freeze’ may be measurable feature of autism

by ,  /  1 August 2017

Many adolescents with autism experience catatonia, a quantifiable decline in motor ability.

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