After five days and more than 13,000 abstracts, the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C., has drawn to a close.
Black parents are less likely than white parents to report concerns about autism features in their children, human brain organoids in rodent bodies raise ethical concerns, and science graduate programs in the United States have few American students.
Many children with autism do better in school than their intelligence scores would predict, and about 16 percent do worse.
The longer a child receives applied behavioral analysis, the greater her gains in language, daily living and other skills.
Academic and social support can help students with autism thrive in institutions of higher education.
A re-analysis of data yields an increased estimate for the genetic contribution to autism, how the environment might contribute to autism is hard to pin down, and students on the spectrum describe the benefits of using technology at school.
To effectively screen for suicidality in people with autism, we need to learn how to ask questions that lead to real answers.
A gene called TRIO may be a hotbed for autism mutations, an international collaboration focuses on the whole brain and one behavior, and Autism Speaks cuts grant spending.