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Brady Huggett

Enterprise Editor

Brady Huggett is the enterprise editor at Spectrum, where he writes and edits features and long-form projects. Before joining Spectrum in 2022, he served as business editor at Nature Biotechnology. Brady has a B.S. in biology from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; an M.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and a M.A. in creative writing from The New School in New York City.

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June 2023
Portrait of Connie Kasari.

Social communication and developmental disorders with Connie Kasari

by  /  1 June 2023

In this episode of “Synaptic,” Kasari talks about the need for inclusion in educating autistic children, what drew her into the autism research field, and growing up on the family farm.

April 2023
Portrait of Cathy Lord.

Diagnosing autism with Catherine Lord

by  /  1 April 2023

In this inaugural episode, Lord discusses her entry into autism research, what the future of the field might look like and how drama club saved her in high school.

March 2023
Images of Marie-Eve Lefebvre and Punit Shah sitting at their laptops.

New journals seek to fill neurodiversity gap

by  /  8 March 2023

The two journals, although differing in initial support, both realized the need for a publication focused exclusively on the neurodiverse experience.

January 2023
Three groups of people meet and mix at a crossroads.

Autism research at the crossroads

by  /  25 January 2023

The power struggle between researchers, autistic self-advocates and parents is threatening progress across the field.

Three groups of people meet and mix at a crossroads.

Divisions over ABA

by  /  25 January 2023

Applied behavior analysis, the most common intervention for children diagnosed with autism, is the subject of an intense debate between practitioners and neurodiversity advocates.

November 2022
Triangle that looks like a play button in a delicate collage of squares and circles on a cream colored background.

Writing a ‘new history of autism’

by  /  8 November 2022

Spectrum talks with David Dobbs about researching his latest article, and what he found.

October 2022
Week of OctoberOct

Spotted around the web: Autism services for Indigenous people; seizure meds; brain waves

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 10 October.