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

September 2017
Week of SeptemberSep
25th
2017
News / Spotted

Genetics do-over; iffy influences; high-tech education and more

by  /  29 September 2017

A re-analysis of data yields an increased estimate for the genetic contribution to autism, how the environment might contribute to autism is hard to pin down, and students on the spectrum describe the benefits of using technology at school.

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News

Medicaid still has a bull’s-eye on its back

by ,  /  28 September 2017

Although it started as a plan to cover only the poor, Medicaid now touches tens of millions of Americans who live above the poverty line.

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News

Revised definition of ‘clinical trials’ rattles autism researchers

by  /  28 September 2017

Autism researchers in the United States are anxious about new regulations designed to boost the transparency of studies involving people.

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Features / Webinars

Webinar: Dan Kennedy discusses crafting social scenarios to study autism

27 September 2017

Watch the complete replay of Dan Kennedy discussing crafting social scenarios to study autism.

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Opinion / Columnists / Being well

Suicidal tendencies hard to spot in some people with autism

by  /  26 September 2017

To effectively screen for suicidality in people with autism, we need to learn how to ask questions that lead to real answers.

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News

Narrow networks make it difficult to access mental health care

by ,  /  25 September 2017

The average provider network includes only 11 percent of all the mental health care providers in a given market, according to a recent study.

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News

Repeat risk of autism in families varies by sex of older sibling

by  /  25 September 2017

Children who have an older sister with autism are more likely to also have the condition than those who have an older brother on the spectrum.

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Week of SeptemberSep
18th
2017
News / Spotted

Genetic hotspot; big brain collaboration; funding fall and more

by  /  22 September 2017

A gene called TRIO may be a hotbed for autism mutations, an international collaboration focuses on the whole brain and one behavior, and Autism Speaks cuts grant spending.

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Features / Deep Dive

A ‘cure’ for autism at any cost

by  /  20 September 2017

Scores of parents abandon mainstream autism treatments to pursue Son-Rise, an intense, expensive — and unproven — behavioral therapy.

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News

U.S. drug agency moves to guard against abuse of ‘orphan drug’ program

by ,  /  19 September 2017

The Food and Drug Administration is changing the way it approves medicines known as ‘orphan drugs’ after revelations that drugmakers may be abusing a law intended to help patients with rare diseases.

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