Fallout over two recent studies highlights the potential power of social media to shape science, and the shifting dynamics between researchers and the autistic community.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Community Newsletter: Conversation analysis, relationship between autism and intellectual disability
In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at a new proof for a method to understand how social interactions are organized and a philosophical thread on polygenic risk scores for autism and intellectual disability.
Mayada Elsabbagh talks about her “neurotic scheduling” (and its limits), why she is not active on social media, and her lab’s cookie time.
Those who no longer wish to attend the virtual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) can request registration fee refunds, SfN announced after a social media outcry.
In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at a study that tapped Twitter for insight on autistic burnout, a commentary on giving resting-state research a rest and some reassurance for early-career researchers on how long it takes to publish new work.
The decision comes after a Spectrum survey found that most autism researchers did not plan to attend in person.
As academic conferences resume the option to attend in person, alongside virtual sessions, many autism researchers say they face a difficult choice.
In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at a call to end anti-Black racism and a commentary on the benefits of and barriers to raising bilingual autistic children.
Hundreds of preschool-aged children in Kentucky began taking antipsychotic medicines in 2012, according to an analysis of Medicaid records. Lohr discusses what it will it take to get them behavioral therapies instead.