TOPIC

Science & Society

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

March 2019
Hand on graph
News

Statistics experts urge scientists to rethink the p-value

by ,  /  25 March 2019

The American Statistical Association is asking researchers to revamp how they use common statistical methods.

0 Comments
News

In autistic children, low intelligence forecasts later difficulties

by  /  25 March 2019

Without timely intervention, intellectual disability in autistic children can worsen as they grow older.

0 Comments
Human embryo editing
News

Prominent scientists call for ban on human gene editing

by  /  25 March 2019

A group of the world’s leading geneticists is calling for a moratorium on the editing of DNA in human embryos.

0 Comments
Multimedia / Webinars

Roundtable: Camouflaging in autism

6 June 2019

Register for the next Spectrum roundtable, which will feature an expert debate on why some autistic women may mask, or ‘camouflage,’ their autism traits.

0 Comments
College age students taking a test
News

How the college admissions cheating scandal hurts students with disabilities

by , ,  /  15 March 2019

In the wake of this week’s college admissions cheating scandal, families and advocates are worried about a backlash that could make it harder for students with legitimate disabilities to get the accommodations the need.

0 Comments
Women pushing to broaden the definition of autism to be more inclusive
Features / Deep Dive

Righting the gender imbalance in autism studies

by  /  13 March 2019

Autism doesn’t just affect boys and men, but research on the condition still predominantly focuses on them. Some scientists are finally beginning to include women and nonbinary people in their studies.

0 Comments
Woman stands alone in beige office, ignored by co-workers
Opinion / Viewpoint

Call for help: We need to address suicide risk in autistic women

by  /  12 March 2019

Researchers need funds to investigate why autistic women take their own lives — and how to stop them.

0 Comments
February 2019
Gabin and his father at home in Paris.
Features / Deep Dive

Europe’s race to ramp up genetic tests for autism

by  /  13 February 2019

Many countries in Europe are reckoning with the growing demand for genetic tests for autistic people — and the accompanying ethical and scientific considerations.

0 Comments
News

Unvaccinated teenagers fight for right to immunization

by ,  /  11 February 2019

More and more children whose parents refuse to vaccinate are discovering as teenagers that their bodies are at the center of a roiling tug-of-war between science and pseudoscience.

0 Comments
Child getting vaccine
News

U.S. measles outbreak sends hesitant families scrambling for vaccines

by ,  /  8 February 2019

Demand for measles vaccine has surged in the Washington county where the highly contagious virus is linked to more than 50 confirmed illnesses this year — including among people who had previously shunned the shots.

0 Comments