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

Opinion / Viewpoint
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‘Autistic while black’: How autism amplifies stereotypes

by  /  21 January 2020
A lack of research on black people with autism makes it difficult for an autistic black woman to survive in the workplace and elsewhere.
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Spotted around the web: Week of 13 January 2020

by  /  17 January 2020
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 13 January.
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Spotted around the web: Week of 6 January 2020

by  /  10 January 2020
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 6 January.
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News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 30 December 2019

by  /  3 January 2020

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 30 December.

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December 2019
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Features / Special Reports / 2019: Year in review

Quotes of the year

23 December 2019

In our favorite quotes from stories we published this year, researchers jump for joy, put themselves in parents’ shoes and contemplate the weirdness of the genome.

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Features / Special Reports / 2019: Year in review

In case you missed them: Spectrum’s standout stories from 2019

23 December 2019

Here are seven Spectrum stories from this year that deserve a close look.

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Opinion / Q&A

Photographer captures intimate scenes of daily life with autism

by  /  23 December 2019

An award-winning photography series offers a close look at one autistic person coming of age in New York City.

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Week of DecemberDec
16th
2019
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 16 December 2019

by  /  20 December 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 16 December.

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News

Autism prevalence estimates for Catalonia, Iran highlight gaps in data

by  /  18 December 2019

The first rigorous estimate of autism in Catalonia, Spain, has found a prevalence on par with that in the United States; an independent study in Iran, meanwhile, has found a prevalence that lags far behind.

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News

New U.S. autism guidelines call for early treatment

by  /  16 December 2019

The American Academy of Pediatrics has, for the first time in 12 years, overhauled its recommendations for identifying and supporting autistic children.

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9th
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News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 9 December 2019

by  /  13 December 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 9 December.

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News / Spotted

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.

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Opinion

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.

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