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

January 2018
News / Toolbox

Survey assesses well-being in adults with autism

by  /  24 January 2018

A brief questionnaire written with guidance from people with autism is the first of its kind to assess quality of life among adults with the condition.

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scientist with protective googles in the lab
Opinion / Viewpoint

Where’s the funding for translational research in autism?

by  /  23 January 2018

A dearth of funding hobbles autism researchers’ ability to do what we can truly call translational science.

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Week of JanuaryJan
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2018
News / Spotted

Social genome; nonspeaking host; microbiome brain and more

by  /  19 January 2018

Common genetics may help forge social ties, a nonspeaking woman with autism hosts “The Late Show,” and the mix of bacteria in the gut may relate to brain structure.

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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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Week of JanuaryJan
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2018
News / Spotted

Ratio reversal; gender bender; ad accusations and more

by  /  12 January 2018

The male-dominated sex bias in autism is reversed in a related syndrome, a researcher’s gender could influence her study’s outcome, and an award-nominated ad featuring a young man with autism draws criticism.

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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France faces down its outdated notions about autism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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News

Children’s health insurance program running on fumes in some U.S. states

by ,  /  9 January 2018

Some states are facing a mid-January loss of funding for their Children’s Health Insurance Program, despite spending approved by Congress in late December that was expected to keep the program running for three months.

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Opinion / Columnists / Policy points

Why too many children with autism end up in foster care

by  /  9 January 2018

The foster care system is becoming a critical component of care for children with autism.

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Week of JanuaryJan
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2018
News / Spotted

Prevalence plateau; herbal inquiry; protein profile and more

by  /  5 January 2018

Autism prevalence plateaued for the years 2014 to 2016, a review finds no evidence that herbal therapies for autism work, and a panel of four proteins in blood may distinguish children with autism.

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