Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 9 September.
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
Annie Ciernia describes the greenhouse origins of her scientific career and why a unicorn makes a good lab mascot.
Behavioral skills training helps ensure that people with autism not only understand a new safety skill but are able to perform it accurately.
Most regions in the United States do not have an autism diagnostic center or specialist.
A new rule to restrict legal immigration, published by the Trump administration this month, is sowing confusion and anxiety even among immigrants not directly affected by it.
A comprehensive review has found no scientific basis for a controversial technique that supposedly helps autistic people communicate.