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Tag: policy

June 2019
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News

How Trump’s fetal-tissue policy impacts medical research

by ,  /  12 June 2019

The announcement this week that the U.S. federal government is changing its policy on the use of human fetal tissue in medical research is designed to please anti-abortion groups.

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Mental health coverage lags behind physical, despite laws promising parity

by ,  /  10 June 2019

Two U.S. federal laws were designed to bring parity between mental and physical healthcare coverage, but disparities remain.

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May 2019
Rising prevalence in Northern Ireland
Opinion / Viewpoint

Rise in autism diagnoses in Northern Ireland highlights lack of support

by  /  14 May 2019

Autism’s prevalence in Northern Ireland is climbing, but government policies leave families unable to access the treatments they need.

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International autism meeting tilts balance back toward biology

by  /  13 May 2019

The offerings at this year’s international autism conference largely satisfied scientists pushing for a focus on biology, while also including enough sessions on social issues to please others.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Clinicians should consider off-label treatments for autism

by  /  7 May 2019

Clinicians need a more consistent and evidence-based approach to prescribing antipsychotics to children and adolescents with autism.

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Multimedia / Podcasts

Spectrum Stories: How social media aids discovery and diagnosis of autism-linked conditions

by  /  6 May 2019

Social media is connecting families with researchers who study rare conditions related to autism — to the benefit of both.

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Takeaways from INSAR 2019

by  /  6 May 2019

The 18th annual meeting of the International Society for Autism Research has drawn to a close. The conference brought together a diverse set of autism researchers from around the world to share their results, exchange ideas and spark new collaborations. Spectrum’s reporters were there, too, covering many of the presentations. You can catch up on […]

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Reactions from INSAR 2019

by  /  4 May 2019

The autism research community is gathering in Montreal, Canada, this week for the meeting of the International Society for Autism Research.

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Landmark summit on autism health care kicks off

by  /  4 May 2019

A panel of autism scientists and advocates is charged with a tall order: making recommendations for the care of autistic people worldwide.

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U.S. autism prevalence in black children based on few families

by  /  4 May 2019

A national survey that estimates autism prevalence includes too few black families to yield accurate data for that demographic.

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