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May 2022
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By the Numbers: Suspensions, unemployment, health checks

by  /  20 May 2022

This edition plots school suspensions and the unemployment gap for autistic people, and charts outcomes for those who attend regular health checks.

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April 2022
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By the Numbers: Services cliff, hospital costs, co-occurring ADHD

by  /  14 April 2022

This edition of By the Numbers maps where the autism services cliff is steepest, plots hospital costs for autistic youth and charts the overlap of ADHD and autism.

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March 2022
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By the Numbers: Mental health diagnoses, melatonin-tied polypharmacy, journal gender gap

by  /  16 March 2022

This edition of By the Numbers plots the rising rates of mental health conditions over the past 50 years, prescribing patterns in New Zealand and the gender gap among neuroscience journal editors.

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February 2022
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By the Numbers: Autism funding over time, West African research, racial reporting

by  /  16 February 2022

This edition of By the Numbers plots the rise of biology-centric autism grants, a dearth of West African autism research and the lack of racial data in intervention studies.

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January 2022

By the Numbers: Unequal ABA access, autism incidence by insurance type, criminal charges counts

by  /  20 January 2022

In this edition of By the Numbers, we discuss geographic disparities in access to behavior therapy, autism incidence among the privately or publicly insured and the rarity of criminal charges against autistic people in New Zealand.

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December 2021
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Autism by the numbers: Explaining its apparent rise

by  /  22 December 2021

For Spectrum’s fourth annual book, we offer a guide to prevalence estimates.

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By the Numbers: Autism in translation, rising prevalence figures, intelligence quotients

by , ,  /  21 December 2021

In this edition of By the Numbers, we discuss how translation alters a screening tool’s accuracy, the closing racial gap in autism prevalence numbers, and the preponderance of autism without intellectual disability.

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November 2021

By the Numbers: Black neuroscience speakers, mildly effective CBT, autism’s diagnostic odyssey

by ,  /  19 November 2021

This edition of By the Numbers logs the continued underrepresentation of Black speakers at neuroscience meetings, mildly-effective cognitive behavioral therapy and early autism diagnoses.

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October 2021
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By the Numbers: Preschool antipsychotics, COVID-19 vaccinations, delayed autism diagnoses

by  /  20 October 2021

In this edition of By the Numbers, we discuss antipsychotic use among autistic preschoolers, coronavirus vaccination rates among autistic Israelis and autism diagnosis timelines.

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September 2021
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By the Numbers: Machine learning, dementia link, antipsychotics while pregnant

by ,  /  16 September 2021

In this edition of By the Numbers, we discuss machine learning for autism, early-onset dementia, and antipsychotic medicines during pregnancy.

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