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

May 2017
Features / Webinars

Webinar: Julie Lounds Taylor explores ‘coming of age’ in autism

28 June 2017

Watch the complete replay of Julie Lounds Taylor discussing the transition to adulthood in autism.

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News

Smoking during pregnancy may up autism risk in grandchildren

by  /  29 May 2017

A woman who smokes while pregnant may increase autism risk in her daughter’s children.

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Week of MayMay
22nd
2017
News / Spotted

Budget backlash; legend lost; migratory minds

by  /  26 May 2017

Proposed cuts to biomedical research in the United States spark outrage, the autism research community has lost a legend in Isabelle Rapin, and scientists like to move around.

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News

Deportation a constant fear for immigrants with disabled children

by ,  /  24 May 2017

As the Trump administration promises to deport a broader range of people, parents of chronically ill children are seeking help to stay in the country.

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News

Hallucinations unusually common in adults with autism

by ,  /  24 May 2017

Negative experiences, such as being bullied or socially isolated, may lead to hallucinations.

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Week of MayMay
15th
2017
News / Spotted

Diagnostic odyssey; breaking through; leading role

by  /  19 May 2017

A doctor decodes a rare genetic condition, burnout is a big problem in science, and an actor with autism will play the lead in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”

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News

General practitioners urgently need autism training

by , ,  /  17 May 2017

Many general practitioners in the United Kingdom do not receive autism training, and report having little confidence in caring for patients on the spectrum.

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Features / Special Reports

Untold stories of adults with autism

16 May 2017

Most of the conversation about autism — whether about services or science — concerns children with the condition. But what happens when children with autism grow up?

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Opinion / Viewpoint

My secret to happiness: Lessons from an adult with autism

by  /  16 May 2017

When I was young, I didn’t know I was different from other people. I’ve since learned who I am, about my autism and how I can overcome the challenges of my condition.

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Features / Deep Dive

The unexpected plus of parenting with autism

by  /  16 May 2017

Having autism as a parent might seem impossibly challenging. But a generation of parents with the condition is showing that it can be an advantage — even when their child does not share the diagnosis.

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