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July 2021
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Sex, age of diagnosis correlate with autism comorbidities

by  /  30 July 2021

Girls are more likely to have various other conditions, such as anxiety or an eating disorder, if they are diagnosed with autism as a teenager, compared with girls diagnosed as children. The findings may suggest that clinicians miss diagnosing some autistic girls unless they also have co-occurring conditions.

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Polypharmacy, shifting prescriptions common for autism comorbidities

by  /  1 July 2021

Roughly 30 percent of people with autism plus another condition, such as anxiety, are prescribed three or more psychotropic medicines. And that mix frequently changes from year to year.

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By the Numbers: Polypharmacy, outpatient autism care, pandemic behaviors

by  /  1 July 2021

In this edition of By the Numbers, we discuss medication shifts in people with autism, outpatient facilities providing autism care and pandemic-induced behavioral changes in autistic children.

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May 2021
Woman is holding her fingers to her forehead in pain.
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Pain keeps autistic women and girls home from work, school

by  /  4 May 2021

More autistic women and girls report daily pain than do men and boys with the condition.

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April 2021
illustration in bright aqua blue and red shows a reseacher's had reaching for a slice of 'data-pizza", a pie chart made to look like a pizza.
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By the Numbers: Journal submissions, gender gaps, ABA access

by ,  /  29 April 2021

See autism research results distilled into simple visualizations, along with eye-opening statistics and datasets.

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March 2021
diverse classroom of middle school students during a lesson.
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Massive U.K. study finds racial and ethnic disparities in autism diagnoses

by ,  /  29 March 2021

About 1.8 percent of schoolchildren in England are autistic, and the prevalence is highest among Black children, at about 2.1 percent.

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February 2021
Female teen in an institutional setting, blue light by widows, blinds drawn.
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Emotional challenges predict hospital stays in autistic children

by  /  24 February 2021

Autistic children who have difficulty managing their emotions are also likely to take medication and need assistance from emergency responders.

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January 2021
Pills spilling out of falling prescription bottle.
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Spectrum reporting prompts new review of common drug

by  /  29 January 2021

Aripiprazole, an antipsychotic medication marketed as Abilify, eases aggressive behavior in autistic children, but questions remain about its side effects.

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September 2020
Close-up of two hands holding and wearing rainbow-striped bracelets.
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Largest study to date confirms overlap between autism and gender diversity

by  /  14 September 2020

People who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth are three to six times as likely to be autistic as cisgender people are.

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August 2020
Illustration shows figures of BIPOC navigating a landscape of uncertainty.
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Almost one-third of autistic children in the United States live in poverty

by  /  19 August 2020

Children younger than age 5 and Black and Hispanic children on the spectrum experience the most financial hardships.

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