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Spectrum: Autism Research News


Julia Bascom

Executive director, Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Julia Bascom is executive director of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

May 2018

The DSM-5 has not improved services for autistic adults

by  /  9 May 2018

Since the DSM-5’s debut, schoolchildren have gained stronger legal rights and better opportunities for accessing services; for adults, it’s a different story.

November 2017

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.