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January 2018
child getting foot wrapped in pink gauze

Children’s health program renewed as U.S. federal government reopens

by ,  /  25 January 2018

The U.S. Senate and House approved legislation that would keep federal dollars flowing until 8 February, as well as fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the next six years.

scientist with protective googles in the lab

Where’s the funding for translational research in autism?

by  /  23 January 2018

A dearth of funding hobbles autism researchers’ ability to do what we can truly call translational science.

mother and child at the doctor's with a stethoscope

Children’s health insurance program running on fumes in some U.S. states

by ,  /  9 January 2018

Some states are facing a mid-January loss of funding for their Children’s Health Insurance Program, despite spending approved by Congress in late December that was expected to keep the program running for three months.

December 2017
Woman at a protest holds a sign that says "Grab 'em by the data"

2017: The year in tweets

22 December 2017

In 2017, autism scientists took to Twitter to express their thoughts on immigration, healthcare policy, education leadership, proposed funding cuts and Brexit.

Week of DecemberDec

Research priorities; adult reading; prevalence update and more

by  /  22 December 2017

The advocacy organization Autism Speaks releases its three-year strategic research plan, a new autism journal is slated for 2019, and updated U.S. developmental disability prevalence numbers are published.

child with contraption over nose and mouth

Alabama to drop thousands of children from health insurance New Year’s Day

by ,  /  20 December 2017

Alabama plans to drop 7,000 children from coverage on New Year’s Day, the first step to shutting down coverage for everyone, as the result of U.S. Congress’ failure to restore federal funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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U.S. tax bill includes sweeping changes to healthcare

by ,  /  1 December 2017

Having failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Congress is now working on a tax overhaul for the United States — which could also have major effects on health policy.

Week of NovemberNov

Gaze anxieties; college considerations; social chemistry and more

by  /  1 December 2017

Adults on the spectrum explain the problem with eye contact, experts offer tips for students with autism considering college, and men with autism respond differently to the “smell of fear.”

November 2017
female lab scientist experimenting in cluttered space

U.S. tax bill’s stance on graduate education rattles researchers

by  /  22 November 2017

The tax reform bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives dramatically boosts the amount of money graduate students would have to pay in taxes.

Week of NovemberNov

Adult assessment; fragile therapy; neuron nirvana and more

by  /  17 November 2017

An interview for diagnosing adults on the spectrum clears its first hurdle, a fragile X drug eases multiple features of the syndrome in a mouse model, and a brain bank chronicles the beautiful diversity of neurons.