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April 2022
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Community Newsletter: Tracking cellular origins, autism acceptance, social-communication gains

by  /  24 April 2022

This week’s newsletter looks at new paper alerts about neocortical development, double empathy and predicting ‘super responders,’ plus queries for the science Twitterverse.

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Community Newsletter: Human pluripotent stem cells, a prediction algorithm challenge, autistic perspectives

by  /  17 April 2022

Twitter toasts two new papers on reprogramming stem cells and searching for autism biomarkers in the brain, as well as incorporating autistic voices to set research and health-care agendas.

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Community Newsletter: Organoid drug screens, intervention overreach, self-advocates’ concerns

by  /  10 April 2022

It’s a mixed bag of ICYMIs from the autism research Twittersphere this week, ranging from separable cell clusters to research concerns of different kinds.

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Pandemic, politics temper INSAR’s in-person return

by  /  4 April 2022

Some autism researchers and clinicians say they are boycotting the upcoming annual meeting of the International Society for Autism Research in Austin, Texas, because of the state’s controversial health policies and lack of COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

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Community Newsletter: Completed human genome, chromosome 16 convergence, avoiding ableism

by  /  3 April 2022

This week’s newsletter looks at tweets about new genes, familiar chromosomal regions and outdated terms.

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Spectrum Launch: Postdoc salaries, tenure clocks and a writing hack

by  /  1 April 2022

As postdoctoral positions become longer but salaries stay low, many researchers say they must decide whether they can afford an academic career.

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March 2022
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Community Newsletter: Reconsidering rodent models, rethinking early interventions

by  /  27 March 2022

Autism research tweets this week sounded multiple notes of caution — about mouse models, early interventions, genetic associations and leaky recruitment pipelines.

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Community Newsletter: Powering neuroimaging studies, neurodiversity and Nigerian autism screening

by  /  20 March 2022

This week’s newsletter threads together tweets about what’s needed to link brain structure or function to behavior, early support for autistic children and a new tool to screen for autism in Nigeria.

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New autism clinicians reflect on skill gaps, gains after remote training

by  /  15 March 2022

The pandemic has forced many health-care students to train online, raising concerns about their readiness.

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Clinicians must put more effort into autism-specific medical care

by  /  14 March 2022

Without it, autistic adults with high support needs like my son are missing out on treatments that could reduce their suffering and improve their quality of life.

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