Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 10 June.
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
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.
Clinical psychologist Adam Guastella is driven to develop treatments that work for all autistic people — and to throw birthday parties for a few of those people.
Less than 1 percent of young children in northern Vietnam have autism, but this prevalence is higher than in previous reports.
The Story Collider partnered with Spectrum for a storytelling event about experiences with autism. The event took place 2 May at the Centre Phi in Montreal, to coincide with the annual meeting of the International Society for Autism Research.
Many young autistic people with signs of emerging psychosis go without appropriate care.
The lack of people with intellectual disability in studies of autism has a profound effect on our understanding of the condition.
Autism’s prevalence in Northern Ireland is climbing, but government policies leave families unable to access the treatments they need.