Autism traits are recorded predominantly by clinicians with their own subjective biases. Can technology do it better?
Spectrum: Autism Research News
In-depth analysis of important topics in autism.
As prenatal testing improves, it presents a host of thorny issues — from what to test and how to interpret the results, to what to do about them.
Autistic people are four times as likely to experience depression over the course of their lives as their neurotypical peers. Yet researchers know little about why, or how best to help.
L’apprentissage automatique (machine learning) présente une possibilité pour aider les cliniciens à repérer l'autisme plus tôt, mais des obstacles techniques et éthiques demeurent.
Many first-time sex offenders on the spectrum may not understand the laws they break. How should their crimes be treated?
Scientists are playing catch-up as microbiome-based treatments for autism proliferate.
Some chiropractors advertise that they can treat autism, but there’s no evidence to back that claim.
Autistic people have unusual responses to ‘affective touch,’ which conveys social and emotional information. Their responses may reveal how autism begins.
The relatives of autistic people often have mild traits of the condition. Studying these family members could broaden our understanding of autism.
The fight between those who define autism as a medical condition and those who see it as a mere difference has reached vitriolic levels. Can the two sides come together to support all autistic people?