Surveys of parents’ impressions of their child’s emotional and behavioral problems can improve autism screening and shorten waitlists for diagnostic evaluations.
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Expert opinions on trends and controversies in autism research.
Interviews with autistic people reveal that many miss their friends and opportunities for social connection, in stark contrast to orthodox views that they have little social motivation and prefer a life of self-isolation.
Doctors and scientists should consider sleep problems an integral part of autism and begin to study them in more rigorous ways.
Autism prevalence differs between Latino and white children in part due to structural inequalities within the U.S. education and healthcare systems. Social workers are in a prime position to help.
Pediatric primary care practitioners have a critical responsibility to provide guidance for autistic children struggling with weight gain, and to advocate for them at home and at school.
Researchers and clinicians need fast, effective tools to measure quality of life in autistic people.
Some people who have lost the diagnosis of Asperger syndrome say they feel a loss of identity and worry about a loss of services.
With life-saving gear in short supply during the pandemic, health authorities must ensure that disabled people are not pushed to the back of the line.
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