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March 2022
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Community Newsletter: Reconsidering rodent models, rethinking early interventions

by  /  27 March 2022

Autism research tweets this week sounded multiple notes of caution — about mouse models, early interventions, genetic associations and leaky recruitment pipelines.

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Community Newsletter: Powering neuroimaging studies, neurodiversity and Nigerian autism screening

by  /  20 March 2022

This week’s newsletter threads together tweets about what’s needed to link brain structure or function to behavior, early support for autistic children and a new tool to screen for autism in Nigeria.

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Community Newsletter: Autism training for Black parents, Google’s built-in gender bias

by  /  13 March 2022

Social media in the autism research space this week talked about making training for Black parents of autistic children “culturally relevant” and how — right on time for #InternationalWomensDay — Google auto-demotes famous women scientists.

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Community Newsletter: Autistic health-care needs, questioning brain-to-brain synchrony

by  /  6 March 2022

Tweets in the autism research sphere during the first week of March have come in like a lion, roaring — over gaps in clinical care for autistic people, gaps in understanding and gaps in evidence.

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February 2022
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Community Newsletter: Chemical exposure effects, novel variants and preprint server improvements

by  /  27 February 2022

Social media in the autism space this week served up a helpful cheat sheet of standout research tweets to catch up on — plus an easier way to consume preprints.

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Community Newsletter: A call to bring megastudy might to autism behavioral studies

by  /  20 February 2022

Twitter amplified the message that research involving thousands of participants holds the power to produce more clinically significant findings, plus highlights from a meeting in Israel and a new resource to connect researchers and policymakers.

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Community Newsletter: Do tweets help autism research papers take flight?

by  /  13 February 2022

Tweets this week feature research about the increases in downloads and citations papers get through social-media shares, as well as findings that tie three autism-linked genes to a new point of convergence.

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Community Newsletter: Lessons from lockdowns, screen-time skepticism, protein transport in the brain

by  /  6 February 2022

Pick up threads about how remote learning can benefit autistic students, why a study about screen time deserves scrutiny and how a newly discovered form of cellular communication could yield clues about autism.

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January 2022
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Community Newsletter: Race reporting, benchmarking, chandelier cells

by  /  30 January 2022

This week’s Community Newsletter takes up tweets about how often autism intervention research fails to report participants’ race and ethnicity, benchmarks for effect sizes and mapping chandelier cells in the mouse visual cortex.

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Community Newsletter: Upcoming webinars, participatory research resources, research reactions

by  /  23 January 2022

In this week’s newsletter, we feature tweets about the Lancet Commission, a new initiative from the International Society for Autism Research, a highlighted paper about the link between autism and the microbiome, and reactions to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to acknowledge a hair-based autism test.

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