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Tag: prevalence

May 2016
News

Disparities in autism diagnosis may harm minority groups

by  /  14 May 2016

Clinicians are underdiagnosing autism in children from low-income families and minority groups — setting back their potential to benefit from therapy.

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News

In Gaza Strip, autism researchers battle dearth of resources

by  /  14 May 2016

Researchers are trying to study autism in one of the most politically and economically unstable regions in the world.

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News

New video tool talks parents through autism screening

by  /  14 May 2016

A video-guided screening tool may boost the reliability of parent reports about autism-like behaviors.

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News

Venezuelan scientist offers reality check for autism research

by  /  13 May 2016

The best practices for prevalence studies are all but impossible in countries facing rampant poverty and instability.

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News

Self-scoring autism screen overlooks problems in girls

by  /  12 May 2016

A widely used screening tool is equally effective at detecting autism symptoms in both black and white toddlers, but misses girls of either race.

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Features / Deep Dive

Autism’s full spectrum

by  /  4 May 2016

Minority families often miss out on treatment or get left out of research — an ethical failure. New projects are illuminating autism’s diverse shades.

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March 2016
News

Autism’s history holds lessons for today’s researchers

by  /  14 March 2016

The authors of “Neurotribes” and “In a Different Key” urge scientists to question their biases and to translate their findings into tangible benefits for those on the spectrum.

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News

Diagnostic tests for women with autism fall short

by  /  11 March 2016

Women with autism show fewer repetitive behaviors than men with the condition on a standard diagnostic test, leading to possible underdiagnoses.

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February 2016
Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Fruhling Rijsdijk: Tapping twins for autism

by  /  9 February 2016

Studying large numbers of fraternal and identical twins may help tease apart genetic and environmental contributors to autism.

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January 2016
Opinion / Reviews

‘In a Different Key’ presents symphony of autism’s history

by  /  19 January 2016

Journalists John Donvan and Caren Zucker detail autism’s transformation from a diagnosis shrouded in shame to an increasingly accepted, even celebrated, condition.

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