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

December 2019
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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map shows autism prevalence over time
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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Pediatrician with big baby and parent
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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Week of DecemberDec
9th
2019
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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Week of DecemberDec
2nd
2019
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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boy alone outside of group on playing field
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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Cathy Lord in her office at UCLA
Opinion / Viewpoint

Catherine Lord: Lessons from a storied career in autism research

by  /  3 December 2019

Catherine Lord’s career has been defined by relationships: with mentors, protegees and, above all, with autistic people and their families.

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November 2019
Week of NovemberNov
25th
2019
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 25 November 2019

by  /  29 November 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 25 November.

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News

Acetaminophen use in pregnancy linked to autism, attention deficit in children

by  /  28 November 2019

Pregnant women’s use of acetaminophen may increase the odds of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in their children.

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