Researchers need funds to investigate why autistic women take their own lives — and how to stop them.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Expert opinions on trends and controversies in autism research.
Any study of postmortem brains must control for artifacts, which are pervasive in brain tissue.
A count of genetic variants may help predict a person’s risk of various conditions — but its clinical use prompts ethical questions.
For students and early-career investigators, opportunities to meet and talk with the people they are trying to help underscores why the work matters.
Coaching caregivers in early-intervention strategies may be the most effective way to help young autistic children in South Africa.
This article is also available in anglais. Il y a quelques années la mère d’un jeune autiste m’a téléphoné. Elle venait d’apprendre que son fils, qui était dans la vingtaine, avait une délétion de SHANK3, l’un des gènes qui, d’après les découvertes de mon équipe, subit une mutation chez certaines personnes autistes. Cette nouvelle m’a […]
Place your autism center in the community you serve, remove barriers to care, cast a wide net for autism signs, and do as much as possible in the first visit: These principles can help build a lifelong relationship with the community.
Getting an autism diagnosis can be difficult for many adults, due to the dearth of reliable tests, high costs and bureaucracy.
Clinicians need to be able to distinguish autism from post-traumatic stress disorder so they can provide the right support.
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