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.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
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.
Community Newsletter: Making MRIs more comfortable for autistic people, long-term potentiation and learning
Twitter is talking about a review of how to make autistic people more comfortable during magnetic resonance imaging scans, and a study that upends a popular idea about learning — namely, that it requires long-term potentiation of synapses.
When pediatrician Kristin Sohl isn’t building programs to improve care for and research about autistic people, you can find her reading psychological thrillers or playing Pokémon Go.
In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at conversations around a study of trauma and autism traits in older adults, and an editorial that looks back at late child psychiatrist Sir Michael Rutter’s contributions to the field.
As 2021 comes to a close, Spectrum recaps some of the biggest trends in autism science this year: studies of sex differences, noncoding regions of the genome and points of convergence, as well as efforts to improve screening and participatory research.
Community Newsletter: How much do therapists know about autism, reactions to a rogue stem cell trial
In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at a study that asks just how much therapists know about autism, as well as reactions to a highly controversial stem cell trial.
Most working scientists aren’t optimistic about their career prospects, according to a Nature survey; expecting passion may be detrimental in academia; and there are new funding opportunities on the horizon, with upcoming deadlines.
In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at a study on clinician bias toward marginalized groups and how it affects early intervention, and why accurate demographic information is so important.
This week’s Community Newsletter brings you conversations around new autism prevalence numbers in the United States and United Kingdom, and David Mandell’s departure as editor-in-chief of Autism.