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September 2018
Photo: Autistic woman Becky Audette lies on a couch under a purple blanket.

Rebooting Becky’s brain

by  /  12 September 2018

An electrical brain implant all but erased the obsessions that had consumed Becky Audette, years after her autism diagnosis. Could similar implants help other people with severe autism?

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Some conditions tend to accompany autism in pairs

by  /  12 September 2018

Children with autism are more likely to have both sleep problems and constipation than would be expected based on the prevalence of each of those conditions.

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July 2018

Conditions that accompany autism, explained

by  /  25 July 2018

More than half of people on the spectrum have four to five other conditions. Which conditions, and how and when they appear, varies from one autistic person to the next.

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May 2018
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Young girls with autism have more psychiatric problems than boys

by  /  12 May 2018

A greater proportion of 3-year-old girls than boys with autism have psychiatric features such as anxiety and moodiness.

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November 2017

Why it’s difficult to study sleep in autism

 /  13 November 2017

Five scientists describe the biggest challenges they face in solving sleep problems in people with autism.

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Inside Scoop From the Autism Anchors: Sleep on the spectrum

by  /  13 November 2017

Two scientists describe the causes and consequences of sleep disruptions in autism — and what to do about them.

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Electronic glow may disrupt sleep for people on the spectrum

by  /  13 November 2017

Exposure to certain types of light at night may exacerbate sleep issues among people with autism.

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Sleepless nights rouse behavioral problems in children with autism

by  /  13 November 2017

Children with autism who have sleep problems are often distracted, hyperactive, irritable and aggressive.

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Autism may disrupt the body’s circadian clock

by  /  13 November 2017

Sleep problems in autism may stem from the same biological changes that underlie the core features of the condition.

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Note to autism scientists: Control for z’s

by  /  13 November 2017

Differences in sleep and circadian rhythm may distort the results of autism studies.

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