Tag: education

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 However different the two countries may be, advocates in both places are working to overturn outdated beliefs about autism that blame parents and block access to evidence-backed services and treatment.

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Features / Deep Dive

Weighing up autism’s obesity crisis

by  /  24 January 2018

Autism’s underlying biology, associated behaviors and treatments can all put people on the spectrum at serious risk for obesity.

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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France faces down its outdated notions about autism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

2017: The year in tweets

22 December 2017

In 2017, autism scientists took to Twitter to express their thoughts on immigration, healthcare policy, education leadership, proposed funding cuts and Brexit.

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News

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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2017
News / Spotted

Gaze anxieties; college considerations; social chemistry and more

by  /  1 December 2017

Adults on the spectrum explain the problem with eye contact, experts offer tips for students with autism considering college, and men with autism respond differently to the “smell of fear.”

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November 2017
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.

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News

Takeaways from SfN 2017

by  /  16 November 2017

After five days and more than 13,000 abstracts, the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C., has drawn to a close.

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