Tag: education

January 2020
News

Studies find thin evidence for early autism therapies

by  /  15 January 2020

Few of the most popular early treatments for autism are supported by strong evidence, according to two new studies.

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December 2019
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Opinion

The cost of a delayed autism diagnosis

by ,  /  3 December 2019

Many people go more than half of their lives before learning that they are autistic; one writer on the spectrum believes we can do better.

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November 2019
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Opinion / Viewpoint

Why it’s time to be honest about autistic women and sex

by  /  5 November 2019

Misinformation about autistic women and sex is common in the scientific community. A study published this year is a case in point.

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October 2019
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News

Takeaways from SfN 2019

by  /  24 October 2019

Thousands of research presentations, five days: Spectrum looks back at the 2019 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Chicago.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

What Ehlers-Danlos syndrome can teach us about autism

by  /  21 October 2019

Not much is known about the connection between autism and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a condition that affects collagen. But preliminary work provides tantalizing clues.

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News

Reactions from SfN 2019

by  /  17 October 2019

Spectrum heads to Chicago to cover the 2019 Society for Neuroscience meeting.

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September 2019
Opinion

Training caregivers can help keep autistic children safe

by ,  /  10 September 2019

Behavioral skills training helps ensure that people with autism not only understand a new safety skill but are able to perform it accurately.

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July 2019
drawing shows organized lab on left, and the disorder of daily life and community services on the right.
Opinion / Viewpoint

Community delivery of autism therapies lags far behind evidence

by  /  23 July 2019

Most community clinicians do not deliver care that is in line with the latest evidence — and they are not improving over time.

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Features / Deep Dive

When autistic people commit sexual crimes

by  /  17 July 2019

Many first-time sex offenders on the spectrum may not understand the laws they break. How should their crimes be treated?

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May 2019
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News

Takeaways from INSAR 2019

by  /  6 May 2019

Few of the most popular early treatments for autism are supported by strong evidence, a systematic review suggests; even treatments with relatively strong evidence did not meet the review’s high standards1. A second analysis reviewed studies that support pivotal response treatment (PRT) and found that the evidence isn’t strong enough to draw firm conclusions about […]

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