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From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Family groups play key role in advancing autism research

by  /  27 June 2017
Families need more support from researchers in order for their heroic efforts to be optimally effective.
Features / Webinars

Webinar: Brian Scassellati explores robotics in autism research

29 November 2017
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News / Spotted
Week of JuneJun
19th
2017

Fathering geeks; GWAS weaknesses; Prozac protection and more

by  /  23 June 2017
Paternal age drives ‘geek index’ scores, GWAS may have a big weakness, serotonin boosts mouse social behaviors, and what is science Tinder?
June 2017
Features / Webinars

Webinar: Experts debate promise of ‘affinities’ in autism

10 July 2017

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News

Latino families face barriers on path to autism diagnosis

by  /  22 June 2017

Serious obstacles, including lack of information, impede Latino families’ quest for autism diagnosis and treatment.

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Week of JuneJun
12th
2017
News / Spotted

Fever finding; neuronal cookbookery; CRISPR’d unicorns; mining 23andMe

by  /  16 June 2017

The evidence linking autism and maternal infections grows, special neuron recipes are in development, a CRISPR pioneer envisions unicorns, and 23andMe delivers empathy data.

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Features / Webinars

Webinar: Dan Kennedy discusses crafting social scenarios to study autism

27 September 2017

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News

U.S. health secretary Price, Democrats argue over agency’s budget cuts

by ,  /  12 June 2017

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price sparred with Democrats over the Trump administration’s budget cuts for his department and coming troubles in the individual health insurance market.

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News

Republican cuts to Medicaid would hit rural America hardest

by ,  /  9 June 2017

Medicaid covered 45 percent of children and 16 percent of adults in small towns and rural areas in 2015, according to a new report.

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Week of JuneJun
5th
2017
News / Spotted

Injury risk; stem-cell start; food faces

by  /  9 June 2017

People with autism are at high risk of death from injury, China starts a clinical trial involving human embryonic stem cells, and individuals with autism have trouble seeing faces in food.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Lessons for parents may change autism’s trajectory

by  /  6 June 2017

Coaching parents to provide early social stimulation may improve outcomes for children with autism.

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News

In autism, social difficulties may set the stage for anxiety

by  /  5 June 2017

Poor social skills are a risk factor for the development of social anxiety, but the reverse — anxiety foreshadowing social problems — is not necessarily true.

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May 2017
News

Republicans defend health bill with false statements and euphemisms

by , ,  /  31 May 2017

Republican legislators interacting with constituents about repealing Obamacare seem to be using three main tactics: providing incorrect information, using euphemisms for the impact of their actions and deleting comments critical of them.

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