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.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
A dearth of funding hobbles autism researchers’ ability to do what we can truly call translational science.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.