Time is running out to expose this disreputable push for profit over care and change insurance, funding and training practices for the better.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Expert opinions on trends and controversies in autism research.
Autistic psychiatrists report experiencing prejudice, stigmatization and career barriers during their training and day-to-day practice. Workplaces can make some simple adjustments to better support them and enhance equality and inclusivity.
Brazil could learn from the challenges and successes of other nations to become a leader in planning for the needs of autistic people.
Common diagnostic and research practices may be adding to autism’s sex bias, but there are some simple steps scientists can take to counteract it.
My experience at the Autism-Europe International Congress — and as a parent of a child with profound autism — makes me more convinced than ever that we need to bifurcate the diagnosis of ‘autism spectrum disorder’ and add a new diagnosis of ‘profound autism’ to better serve this vulnerable population.
My recommendations aim to foster a collaborative relationship between researchers and the Autistic community, resulting in an increase in the availability of genetic data.
The field of ABA needs more compassion and individualization.
Scientists must focus on the importance of representative study samples and of engaging with diverse autism community members.
Among people who carry the fragile X premutation, about 14 percent of boys and 5 percent of girls meet the criteria for autism, but the ‘broad autism phenotype’ may be far more common.
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