umbilical cord and placenta
Opinion / Viewpoint
Cathy Lord in her office at UCLA

Catherine Lord: Lessons from a storied career in autism research

by  /  3 December 2019
News
red blood cells

Gene repeats tied to autism may prevent anemia

by  /  9 December 2019
Multimedia / Webinars
portrait of scientist Sydney Pettygrove

Webinar: Sydney Pettygrove discusses why autism prevalence estimates have changed over time

15 January 2020

Recently Read Articles

Deep Dive
The children who leave autism behind
BY Siri Carpenter
JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Deep Dive
The controversy over autism’s most common therapy
BY Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Deep Dive
The costs of camouflaging autism
BY Francine Russo
JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Viewpoint
Studies of gaze could improve diagnosis, treatment of autism
BY Thomas Frazier
JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Deep Dive
How pregnancy may shape a child’s autism
BY Melinda Wenner Moyer
JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Spectrum is an editorially independent division of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative.

Rethinking repetitive behaviors in autism

by  /  25 November 2019

Autistic people have long maintained that repetitive behaviors are beneficial. Emerging evidence in support of this idea is shaping new therapies.

Features / Special Reports

Browse Articles by Topic

  • Genes
    Genes
  • The Brain
    The Brain
  • Diagnosis
    Diagnosis
  • Signs and Symptoms
    Signs & Symptoms
  • Treatments
    Treatments
  • Environment
    Environment
  • Science and Society
    Science & Society
Editorial Staff

Apoorva Mandavilli

Editor-in-Chief

Kristin Ozelli

Deputy Editor

Ingrid Wickelgren

Features Editor

Rebecca Horne

Multimedia Director

Hope Vanderberg

Copy Chief

Ceri Perkins

Articles Editor

Nicholette Zeliadt

Senior News Writer

Peter Hess

News Writer

Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky

Data Reporter

Chelsey Coombs

Engagement Editor

Ashfia Alam

Editorial Assistant

Advisory Board

Deborah Blum

Knight Science Journalism Program

David Gresham

New York University

Laura Helmuth

The Washington Post

Robin Marantz Henig

The New York Times Magazine

Ivan Oransky

New York University

David Sassoon

InsideClimate News

Will Talbot

Stanford University

Syndication Partners

Sign up for Spectrum's newsletter

Weekly Daily