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

September 2019
Week of SeptemberSep
9th
2019
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 9 September 2019

by  /  13 September 2019

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

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Scientist Annie Ciernia runs in the forest, wearing lab coat and carrying a stack of papers that are also flying along behind her
Opinion / Q&A

Beyond the bench: A conversation with Annie Ciernia

by  /  10 September 2019

Annie Ciernia describes the greenhouse origins of her scientific career and why a unicorn makes a good lab mascot.

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Opinion

Training caregivers can help keep autistic children safe

by ,  /  10 September 2019

Behavioral skills training helps ensure that people with autism not only understand a new safety skill but are able to perform it accurately.

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Week of SeptemberSep
2nd
2019
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 2 September 2019

by  /  6 September 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 2 September.

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August 2019
Week of AugustAug
26th
2019
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 26 August 2019

by  /  30 August 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 26 August.

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Woman looks at her newborn from under the operating tent of c-section surgery
News

Cesarean sections tenuously tied to autism

by ,  /  29 August 2019

A new study that combines data from more than 20 million births has found that a cesarean section delivery is associated with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Heatmap of the United States
News

New autism map points to diagnostic deserts in United States

by  /  28 August 2019

Most regions in the United States do not have an autism diagnostic center or specialist.

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feet in worn sneakers stop in front of a yellow line on the pavement that reads: "United States of America"
News

How the new ‘public charge’ rule affects immigrants’ healthcare benefits

by ,  /  27 August 2019

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.

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Week of AugustAug
12th
2019
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 12 August 2019

by  /  16 August 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 12 August.

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Rapid prompting method
News

Analysis finds no evidence for popular autism communication method

by  /  15 August 2019

A comprehensive review has found no scientific basis for a controversial technique that supposedly helps autistic people communicate.

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