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March 2021
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Tweaking clinic protocols improves autism screening rates

by  /  12 March 2021

Automated electronic notifications can help clinics screen more children for autism, according to a new study.

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Community newsletter: Theory of mind, using historical control data for animal research

by  /  7 March 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, we discuss the pathways theory of mind activates and a statistical tool to use fewer control animals.

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Scientists Damien Fair, Constance Hicks-Smith and Brian Boyd

Black autism researchers weigh in on field’s past, future

by  /  3 March 2021

Spectrum spoke with three Black scientists about why they got into autism research, what keeps them excited about their work and how the field could become more diverse.

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February 2021
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Community newsletter: Camouflaging, phenotypes, autistic people in academia

by  /  28 February 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, we cover another camouflaging paper and discuss why phenotypes are important in genetics work.

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Community newsletter: Anorexia services for autistic women, camouflaging and mental health, INSAR goes virtual again

by  /  21 February 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, we discuss a paper that looked at what autistic women with eating disorders say about services offered to them.

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Maria Chahrour and Leah Seyoum-Tesfa framed by a window at Maria's home.

How two researchers built the first genetics cohort of African children with autism

by  /  16 February 2021

In this recorded interview, Maria Chahrour and Leah Seyoum-Tesfa talk about how they work closely with immigrant communities to increase diversity in genetic studies of autism.

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Community newsletter: All about cognitive flexibility

by  /  14 February 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, we discuss a new paper on cognitive and behavioral flexibility and why it’s important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Community newsletter: Research on camouflaging; a new epigenome

by  /  7 February 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, we talk about a new paper on camouflaging and a thorough human epigenome.

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January 2021
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Community newsletter: Spectrum sparks a literature review; using frogs as models

by  /  31 January 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, read about how Spectrum prompted a literature review, and using Xenopus tropicalis frogs to study autism genes.

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Community newsletter: Autism acceptance training and autistic driver research

by  /  24 January 2021

Twitter had a lot to say about a study suggesting that autistic drivers have similar or even slightly lower rates of vehicle crashes.

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