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February 2018
Features / Deep Dive

The costs of camouflaging autism

by  /  21 February 2018

Many girls hide their autism, sometimes evading diagnosis well into adulthood. These efforts can help women on the spectrum socially and professionally, but they can also do serious harm.

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Jobs, relationships elude adults with autism

by  /  15 February 2018

Nearly half of adults with autism live with a family member and about one in five is unemployed.

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January 2018
Features / Podcasts

Spectrum stories: Shifting cultural views about autism abroad

by  /  30 January 2018

In this episode, host Jacob Brogan talks to autism researchers and families with children on the spectrum in France and Ethiopia. However different the two countries may be, advocates in both places are working to overturn outdated beliefs about autism that blame parents and block access to evidence-backed services and treatment.

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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.

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News

For teens with autism, behavioral issues boost risk of police run-ins

by  /  11 January 2018

Young people with autism who have psychiatric problems may stand a ninefold greater chance of having an encounter with the police than do others on the spectrum.

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Features / Deep Dive

France faces down its outdated notions about autism

by  /  10 January 2018

After lagging behind other countries for decades, France is working on a new national plan for autism.

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December 2017
Features / Special Reports / 2017: Year in review

From people with autism, lessons for scientists on love, compassion

22 December 2017

People with autism teach researchers about compassion, honesty, love — and the joys of the holidays.

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New York program transports children with autism to their passion

by  /  22 December 2017

In a New York City after-school program, children with autism build social skills through a shared interest in trains.

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Partnerships with people on the spectrum yield rich research insights

by  /  22 December 2017

A growing number of researchers work with people on the spectrum when designing their studies — sometimes with help from programs intended to boost such partnerships.

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Features / Deep Dive

Why autism remains hidden in Africa

by  /  13 December 2017

Many African children with autism are hidden away at home — sometimes tied up, almost always undiagnosed. Efforts to bring the condition into the open are only just beginning.

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