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Spectrum: Autism Research News

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September 2016
Week of AugustAug
29th
2016

Clinton care; autism in Africa; gender grievance

by  /  2 September 2016

Hillary Clinton releases an expansive mental health care agenda; researchers call for autism research in sub-Saharan Africa; and a scientist alleges gender bias at the National Institutes of Health.

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July 2016
Week of JulyJul
18th
2016

Fake facilitation; third strike; Pokémon passion

by  /  22 July 2016

An autism researcher retracts her third paper in as many years, scientists write fraudulent reviews of their own papers, and Pokémon Go boosts social skills in children with autism.

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Despite federal directive, Texas denies Medicaid coverage for autism therapy

by ,  /  8 July 2016

Like many parents of children with autism, Braulio De La Cruz sought an expensive therapy called applied behavioral analysis — or ABA — when his son Noah Leonardo was diagnosed last year. Noah, now 3 years old, qualifies for Medicaid coverage because he had been approved for Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, and […]

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May 2016
Week of MayMay
16th
2016

Folate flap; pay gap; blood privacy

by  /  20 May 2016

The media offers clarity on prenatal folate levels and autism, early-career women scientists make less than their male counterparts, and states grapple with what to do with babies’ blood.

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Reactions from IMFAR 2016

by  /  14 May 2016

Scientists give their perspectives on work presented at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research.

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Scientists must curb tendency to try untested treatments

by  /  12 May 2016

People may misconstrue basic research as ready remedies, so scientists must work to prevent misinterpretation of their findings.

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Firsthand experience with autism can spark new science

by  /  12 May 2016

Meeting people with autism can give scientists new ideas and the motivation to pursue long-term studies.

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How to successfully recruit participants for autism studies

by  /  12 May 2016

Many families don’t have the time or motivation to participate in research. So how can scientists recruit them?

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Testing school-based autism treatments takes teamwork

by  /  12 May 2016

Partnering with families and teachers is the only way to make autism interventions work in the community.

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Research raises questions about impact of state autism insurance mandates

by ,  /  11 May 2016

New research finds that the impact of these mandates varies because of differences in states’ coverage requirements and the availability of treatment options.

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