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From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.

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Week of DecemberDec
2nd
2019

Spotted around the web: Week of 2 December 2019

by  /  6 December 2019
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 2 December.
Opinion
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The cost of a delayed autism diagnosis

by ,  /  3 December 2019
Many people go more than half of their lives before learning that they are autistic; one writer on the spectrum believes we can do better.
Opinion / Viewpoint
Cathy Lord in her office at UCLA

Catherine Lord: Lessons from a storied career in autism research

by  /  3 December 2019
Catherine Lord's career has been defined by relationships: with mentors, protegees and, above all, with autistic people and their families.
November 2019
Week of NovemberNov
25th
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Spotted around the web: Week of 25 November 2019

by  /  29 November 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 25 November.

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Acetaminophen use in pregnancy linked to autism, attention deficit in children

by  /  28 November 2019

Pregnant women’s use of acetaminophen may increase the odds of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in their children.

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18th
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Spotted around the web: Week of 18 November 2019

by  /  22 November 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 18 November.

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Opinion / Q&A

New family group pursues treatments for autism-linked syndrome

by  /  19 November 2019

After a decade of working with the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation, Geraldine Bliss has co-founded a new organization to develop therapies for the condition.

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Opinion

Marijuana warning from U.S. surgeon general lacks context

by ,  /  15 November 2019

Speaking about a recent federal advisory on marijuana, Jerome Adams, U.S. surgeon general, put a new spin on long-standing admonitions about the drug.

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Opinion

Emergency rooms see surge of teenagers seeking psychiatric care

by ,  /  12 November 2019

Emergency rooms throughout California are reporting a sharp increase in adolescents and young adults seeking care for a mental health crisis.

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Week of NovemberNov
4th
2019
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Spotted around the web: Week of 4 November 2019

by  /  8 November 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 4 November.

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News

Brexit threatens progress of large autism studies

by  /  7 November 2019

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union would endanger continent-wide collaborations.

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News

Privacy concerns about mental health apps highlight need for regulation

by  /  6 November 2019

Dozens of apps are marketed to people with mental health conditions, including autism, and many violate the users’ privacy. Some researchers are finding a better way.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Why it’s time to be honest about autistic women and sex

by  /  5 November 2019

Misinformation about autistic women and sex is common in the scientific community. A study published this year is a case in point.

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