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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: data visualizations

May 2022

Spectrum Index: Self-harm hospitalizations, everolimus flops in phase 2 trial

by  /  30 May 2022

This month’s newsletter also highlights deflated autism prevalence estimates from Shanghai, China.

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By the Numbers: Suspensions, unemployment, health checks

by  /  20 May 2022

This edition plots school suspensions and the unemployment gap for autistic people, and charts outcomes for those who attend regular health checks.

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April 2022

Spectrum Index: Dip in autism screening, null cancer risk, therapist surge

by  /  28 April 2022

This month’s newsletter looks at a decline in well-child visits during the coronavirus pandemic, the autism-cancer connection and the sizeable fraction of autistic children who live in poverty.

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Access to Medicaid waivers varies with race, age, region

by  /  22 April 2022

Black and Hispanic people with autism in North Carolina are 15 and 37 percent less likely, respectively, to receive a Medicaid waiver than their white counterparts are.

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By the Numbers: Services cliff, hospital costs, co-occurring ADHD

by  /  14 April 2022

This edition of By the Numbers maps where the autism services cliff is steepest, plots hospital costs for autistic youth and charts the overlap of ADHD and autism.

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March 2022

Spectrum Index: Rare genetic diagnoses, obesity odds, violence against children

by  /  31 March 2022

This month’s newsletter looks at the minority of autistic people who have an identifiable genetic cause for their condition, and at the fraction of autistic children who are obese.

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By the Numbers: Mental health diagnoses, melatonin-tied polypharmacy, journal gender gap

by  /  16 March 2022

This edition of By the Numbers plots the rising rates of mental health conditions over the past 50 years, prescribing patterns in New Zealand and the gender gap among neuroscience journal editors.

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Health-care barriers prevent many autistic people from seeking medical treatment

by  /  10 March 2022

In an online survey, autistic people reported that they often have trouble using the telephone to make medical appointments and experience sensory overload in waiting rooms, among other health care barriers.

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February 2022

Spectrum Index: IQ deviations, rural disparities and underweight infants

by  /  23 February 2022

This monthly newsletter offers quick statistics on the latest data-centric, autism research studies.

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By the Numbers: Autism funding over time, West African research, racial reporting

by  /  16 February 2022

This edition of By the Numbers plots the rise of biology-centric autism grants, a dearth of West African autism research and the lack of racial data in intervention studies.

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