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June 2016
Features / Deep Dive

The treasures of monkey island

by  /  22 June 2016

On Cayo Santiago island, scientists track the alliances and power struggles of a colony of feral monkeys — collecting data to generate new insights into the social challenges that people with autism face.

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Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Letitia Naigles: Parsing pronoun confusion

by  /  7 June 2016

Children with autism tend to mix up personal pronouns when their language skills outpace their social awareness.

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November 2015
Opinion / Viewpoint

Measures of success for adults with autism need to mature

by  /  17 November 2015

As children with autism grow into adults, the challenge is in measuring the skills that matter most in their daily lives.

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October 2015
News

Researchers map spot in brain for tracking others’ eyes

by  /  19 October 2015

Following another person’s gaze is a task distinct from recognizing and reading faces.

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September 2015
News

Personalized approach may usher in new era in autism therapy

by  /  3 September 2015

Researchers are creating guidelines that would help doctors choose and customize autism treatments.

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March 2015
Features / Deep Dive

The social network: How everyday interactions shape autism

by  /  23 March 2015

A new study is the first rigorous test of a controversial idea: that the everyday interactions between caregiver and child can shape the course of autism.

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November 2014
News

Social brain is duped by fake personal interactions

by  /  17 November 2014

Believing that you’re involved in a live interaction, even when you’re not, is enough to activate the social brain, according to unpublished work presented today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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October 2014
Opinion

Studies struggle to pin down gender differences in autism

by  /  14 October 2014

Two new studies, both by reputable teams of researchers, report that there are no detectable differences between boys and girls with autism.

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September 2014
Opinion

Inconsistency plagues studies of parent-mediated therapies

by  /  26 September 2014

Many well-designed studies are testing the effectiveness of therapies parents can administer to their children, but few check whether the parents are able to follow the treatment plan. 

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News

New therapy shows promise for infants with signs of autism

by  /  25 September 2014

A new interaction-based therapy delivered by parents may improve behavior and language skills in infants with autism symptoms, suggests a small pilot study.

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