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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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December 2017
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Autism studies hampered by lack of reliable test for gut problems

by ,  /  19 December 2017

Experts from various fields should work with parents to develop a standardized questionnaire for gut problems in people with autism.

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November 2017
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Why intelligence scores do not predict success for autistic adults

by ,  /  28 November 2017

Measures of adaptive functioning may better assess the ability of autistic people to meet daily demands than do intelligence tests.

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How to address autism in Ethiopia and other low-income nations

by  /  21 November 2017

Even short programs with a focus on mental health can train community health workers to help children with autism in Ethiopia and elsewhere.

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Electronic glow may disrupt sleep for people on the spectrum

by  /  13 November 2017

Exposure to certain types of light at night may exacerbate sleep issues among people with autism.

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Sleepless nights rouse behavioral problems in children with autism

by  /  13 November 2017

Children with autism who have sleep problems are often distracted, hyperactive, irritable and aggressive.

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Portrayals of autism on television don’t showcase full spectrum

by  /  7 November 2017

Television characters with autism look dramatically different from the majority of people who have the condition.

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October 2017
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How treating sleep may ease all forms of autism

by  /  31 October 2017

Behavioral interventions and medications can help children with autism-related syndromes sleep better, but the treatments must be tailored to the cause of each child’s sleep disturbance.

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College students with autism need support to succeed on campus

by ,  /  24 October 2017

Academic and social support can help students with autism thrive in institutions of higher education.

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Divided autism community bonds over need to study sleep

by  /  17 October 2017

Autism researchers and funding agencies should turn their attention to sleep in autism — and its many connections to health, mood and behavior.

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September 2017
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Protein factories at neuronal junctions take center stage in autism

by ,  /  12 September 2017

Some genes linked to autism regulate the production of proteins at neuronal junctions, suggesting that disrupted protein synthesis contributes to the condition.

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