Tag: gender

March 2018
two children playing a game together

Race, income, education alter accuracy of autism screen

by  /  28 March 2018

Customized cutoff scores could boost the accuracy of a popular autism screen in certain populations.

February 2018
Features / Deep Dive

The costs of camouflaging autism

by  /  21 February 2018

Many girls hide their autism, sometimes evading diagnosis well into adulthood. These efforts can help women on the spectrum socially and professionally, but they can also do serious harm.

January 2018
Opinion / Viewpoint

Girls with autism need help honing social skills in realistic settings

by  /  16 January 2018

Innovative approaches that reflect changes in social expectations can help girls with autism form rewarding relationships with their peers.

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Week of JanuaryJan
News / Spotted

Ratio reversal; gender bender; ad accusations and more

by  /  12 January 2018

The male-dominated sex bias in autism is reversed in a related syndrome, a researcher’s gender could influence her study’s outcome, and an award-nominated ad featuring a young man with autism draws criticism.

birdseye view of five children in running formation

Prevalence of autism in U.S. remains steady, new data suggest

by  /  8 January 2018

The prevalence of autism in the United States remained relatively stable from 2014 to 2016, according to a new analysis.

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December 2017
Features / Special Reports / 2017: Year in review

From people with autism, lessons for scientists on love, compassion

22 December 2017

People with autism teach researchers about compassion, honesty, love — and the joys of the holidays.

Week of DecemberDec
News / Spotted

Regression review; gendered association; model tribute and more

by  /  15 December 2017

A sweeping analysis covers evidence of regression in autism, gender dysphoria is linked to autism features, and animal models of autism receive full treatment in a special tribute.

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two men hiking and embracing with dog in backpack

Some adults with autism traits reject conventional sexual labels

by  /  7 December 2017

Adults who have characteristics of autism are about three times as likely as their peers to not identify as heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual.

October 2017
Microscope image of neuronal injections in brain.

Two drugs ease features of autism syndromes in mice

by  /  11 October 2017

Drugs that block certain brain enzymes could help treat two conditions associated with autism.

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September 2017
Week of SeptemberSep
News / Spotted

Genetics do-over; iffy influences; high-tech education and more

by  /  29 September 2017

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.