Intentional interactions with autistic people led Sasson to refocus his research.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Two overlooked groups in autism research — autistic adults and people with profound autism — dominated this week’s talk on Twitter.
Autistic researchers describe the challenges they’ve faced in academia and how their non-autistic colleagues can make the workplace more inclusive.
Many autistic researchers say that academia could be the perfect place for them — but a number of obstacles stand in the way.
Autism’s “fearless” researcher takes on the big questions.
This week, we’re bringing you some labors of love: a thread lamenting the autism field’s focus on gene lists, a study introducing genetic diversity in mouse models, and long-awaited results from a biomarker study.
The field of ABA needs more compassion and individualization.
A short time ago on Twitter feeds not so far, far away, a new voltage sensor called JEDI-2P (no, it’s not a lightsaber) had users jawing like Jawas, while other threads featured talk of mental health interventions and sex biases in autism research.
Lumping versus splitting with autism-linked variants: A conversation with Vanessa Vogel-Farley and Yssa DeWoody
Researchers have long studied subgroups of people who share genetic variants, but the newly formed ‘CNV Commission’ is also looking at people with shared traits across different neurodevelopmental conditions.
Takeaways from two team-ups titillated Twitter this week — one on the effects of mutations in the PAX5 gene and one linking rare genetic mutations to a large number of diseases and traits. Plus a primer on dopamine with facts about dopamine fasting.