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Maaisha Osman

Maaisha Osman is the Spring 2023 editorial intern at Spectrum, writing articles about the latest in autism research. She graduated from the Northeastern Journalism School in Boston, Massachusetts, and was an editor at Storybench — a digital publication on media innovation. Her work has appeared in STATThe Bay State Banner and other local news outlets in Boston. You can find her on Twitter @MaaishaO.

March 2023
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African genetics study NeuroDev shares initial findings

by  /  15 March 2023

The most comprehensive study of neurodevelopmental conditions in Kenya and South Africa ever conducted shares preliminary results and lessons.

February 2023
A young girl sits on the couch biting her thumb.

Children with autism and ADHD often have additional mental health conditions

by  /  10 February 2023

The dual diagnosis frequently co-occurs with anxiety, depression and developmental and language delays.