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Fostering partnerships for autism research

Autism research might best be considered a contact sport — as in, researchers would greatly benefit from stepping away from their lab benches long enough to meet and work with people on the spectrum and their families.

2015:
Year in review

Take a look back at 2015’s most notable papers, memorable quotes and lessons from other fields.

Sex/gender in autism

One of autism’s most consistent features is the inconsistency with which it affects the two sexes. For every girl with autism, there are roughly four boys with the condition. Autism is not the only condition to show this bias, but what it has come to mean in society is unfortunate: Girls with autism get little […]

2014:
Year in review

Take a look back at 2014’s most notable papers, memorable quotes and lessons from other fields.

2013 Year in review

Take a look back at the most important developments in autism research in 2013, including notable papers, top techniques and hot topics.

DSM-5

A special report on the release of the DSM-5, the long-awaited new version of American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Connectivity

This special report examines the theory that neural connectivity is altered in autism, exploring the latest findings and debates in the field.

2012: Year in review

Take a look back at the most important developments in autism research in 2012, including notable papers, top techniques, major controversies and predictions for the future.