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November 2020
illustration shows isolated figure alone in the prison yard, watching other inmates exercise and socialize.
Features / Deep Dive

Autism behind bars

by  /  11 November 2020

Prisons are often ill-equipped to handle autistic inmates, who are at risk for mental health problems and abuse.

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Illustration shows black researchers sharing data with diverse group.
Opinion / Viewpoint

How to support Black scientists and clinicians in autism research

by ,  /  3 November 2020

To address racial disparities in autism diagnosis and outcomes, we need more Black autism researchers and clinicians. Here are some tips to help recruit and train them.

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October 2020
Illustration depicts mother and child facing a field of doors: some are dark and some are light
Features / Deep Dive

Low standards corrode quality of popular autism therapy

by  /  28 October 2020

Rapid growth and inadequate standards in the ‘applied behavior analysis’ industry may put vulnerable children in the hands of poorly prepared technicians.

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Young woman during birth.
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Epidurals linked to slightly higher autism odds, but connection is unclear

by  /  13 October 2020

Women who receive epidural anesthesia during labor have an elevated chance of having a child with autism, a new study has found. But it is too soon for doctors to recommend against epidurals, experts say.

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September 2020
Illustration shows two long rows of vials with genetic information inside, the shadows they cast are in the shape of humans.
Features / Deep Dive

How scientists secure the data driving autism research

by  /  30 September 2020

Protecting the privacy of autistic people and their families faces new challenges in the era of big data.

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Teenager sitting at table with doctor taking notes.
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Transition to adult healthcare is often challenging for autistic children

by  /  25 September 2020

Less than 9 percent of autistic adolescents in the United States receive the recommended guidance on the transition from pediatric to adult healthcare.

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pre teen boy is at doctor's office getting a routine checkup
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Autistic and non-autistic youth get different healthcare as they age

by  /  23 September 2020

Young people with autism receive more mental health services, more consistent primary care and less gynecological or urgent care than their neurotypical peers.

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Gender and sexuality in autism, explained

by  /  18 September 2020

Gender and sexuality appear to be more varied among autistic people than among neurotypical people. What do scientists know about the connection?

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August 2020
Young patient getting diagnosis from doctor.
News

Diagnosis timeline drags for Black autistic children

by  /  24 August 2020

High rates of intellectual disability among Black autistic children may reflect diagnostic delays.

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Illustration shows figures of BIPOC navigating a landscape of uncertainty.
News

Almost one-third of autistic children in the United States live in poverty

by  /  19 August 2020

Children younger than age 5 and Black and Hispanic children on the spectrum experience the most financial hardships.

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