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

May 2017
men trying to make eye contact
Opinion / Viewpoint

Eye contact is aversive for some adults with autism

by ,  /  16 May 2017

The reasons some people with autism don’t make eye contact may differ between childhood and adulthood.

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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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Opinion / Viewpoint

With support, community doctors could detect adults with autism

by  /  16 May 2017

Community mental health clinics, which serve millions of Americans, can help identify adults with undiagnosed autism — and change their lives for the better.

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News

Specialty clinics offer complete care for adults with autism

by  /  16 May 2017

Many adults with autism receive fragmented healthcare. Specialized clinics and personalized ‘tool kits’ are filling in the gaps.

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News / Spotted

Collaborative conference; drug danger; autism map

by  /  12 May 2017

Autism researchers and advocates gather in San Francisco, nearly one-third of drugs approved in the United States are later linked to safety issues, and an interactive map lays out locations of U.S. autism clinics.

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News

Alternative screen finds high autism prevalence in U.S. state

by  /  12 May 2017

A new study in South Carolina has found a prevalence of 3.62 percent for autism, or roughly 1 in 28 children.

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News

Inclusive classes are best option for some children with autism

by  /  12 May 2017

Children with autism and low cognitive ability show the most improvement when placed in classrooms with typical children rather than in special-education groups.

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News

Despite fears, autism researchers arrive in U.S. for global conference

by  /  10 May 2017

More than 700 scientists from outside the United States plan to attend the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in San Francisco, California.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Novel autism treatment translates well to South Asian nations

by  /  9 May 2017

An innovative approach allows families with autism in India or Pakistan to practice communication strategies at home.

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News

Reactions from IMFAR 2017

by  /  9 May 2017

On Wednesday, some 2,200 researchers, clinicians and others from 50 countries will gather in San Francisco, California, for the 2017 International Meeting for Autism Research.

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