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March 2016
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When a flair for reading is mistaken for autism

by  /  8 March 2016

Some children who read early or speak late are misdiagnosed with autism.

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February 2016
OKSANA GRIVINA
Opinion / Viewpoint

Big brains may hold clues to origins of autism

by  /  23 February 2016

The brain enlargement seen in many children with autism may reveal hints about the condition’s causes.

5 Comments
Nicolas Ogonosky
Opinion / Viewpoint

Devising spectrum of tests for different types of autism

by  /  16 February 2016

Finding biomarkers for different forms of autism may lead to more effective treatments for each.

6 Comments
January 2016
Julia Yellow
Opinion / Viewpoint

Before talking about autism, listen to families

by  /  26 January 2016

Scientists should phrase their findings to be sensitive to the dignity and needs of people with autism.

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Yevgenia Nayberg
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To screen or not to screen: That is not the question

by  /  5 January 2016

Instead of debating about whether to screen all children for autism, we should be looking for better ways to identify children at risk and help them access services.

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December 2015
Revealing results: Autism journals should follow the data-reporting guidelines that govern clinical research.
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Call to update standards for publishing autism research

by  /  1 December 2015

Autism researchers should take steps to communicate their findings before, during and after publication of the paper.

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November 2015
Yevgenia Nayberg
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Measures of success for adults with autism need to mature

by  /  17 November 2015

As children with autism grow into adults, the challenge is in measuring the skills that matter most in their daily lives.

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Bee Johnson
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Learning when to treat repetitive behaviors in autism

by ,  /  10 November 2015

Some restricted and repetitive behaviors may have hidden benefits for people with autism, so scientists should work to find a happy medium between acceptance and change.

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October 2015
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Brains of girls, boys may mark distinct paths to autism

by  /  19 October 2015

Differences between the brains of men and women with autism may help explain why men are more susceptible to the condition and women appear to be protected from it.

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Girls with autism may stop eating to blunt social pain

by  /  19 October 2015

Anorexia sometimes accompanies autism in girls. Refusing food may mute the confusing array of stimuli that is particularly difficult for a girl with autism to handle.

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