Spectrum: Autism Research News
2017: Year in review
2017’s spectrum of autism stories
2017 was the year we at Spectrum committed to being open — to new ideas, new types of stories, new ways of telling them and new ways to reach you, our audience.
Notable papers in autism research in 2017
This year’s list of top papers highlights nuances in the genetics of autism and new leads on early treatment.
Five hot topics in autism research in 2017
We waded through the sea of autism studies published in 2017 and spotted several themes.
Partnerships with people on the spectrum yield rich research insights
A growing number of researchers work with people on the spectrum when designing their studies — sometimes with help from programs intended to boost such partnerships.
From people with autism, lessons for scientists on love, compassion
People with autism teach researchers about compassion, honesty, love — and the joys of the holidays.
For autism research pioneers, early work paved path to success
We asked three distinguished autism researchers to reflect on their first studies in the field.
2017 in pictures: Spectrum’s picks for best images
We asked autism researchers to enter the Spectrum science image contest. Here are the top pics.
2017: The year in tweets
In 2017, autism scientists took to Twitter to express their thoughts on immigration, healthcare policy, education leadership, proposed funding cuts and Brexit.
New York program transports children with autism to their passion
In a New York City after-school program, children with autism build social skills through a shared interest in trains.
Inside Scoop From the Autism Anchors: Year in review
Our autism anchors, Raphael Bernier and James Mancini, nominate candidates for the hottest topic in autism research in 2017.
Quotes of the year
Our favorite quotes from articles we published this year cover James Bond, mean girls and scientific breakthroughs.