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Science & Society

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

August 2018
Classroom scene shows a kid powering up his handmade windmill model.
News

Career-prep program fosters strengths of teens with autism

by  /  9 August 2018

In a new program based in New York City, autistic students work to build skills that cater to their strengths or special interests.

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Lone teen walking downstairs into shadowy area of a school staircase hallway, other kids pass by together.
Features / Deep Dive

The hidden danger of suicide in autism

by  /  8 August 2018

Many people with autism entertain thoughts of suicide and yet show few obvious signs of their distress. Some scientists are identifying risks — and solutions — unique to autistic individuals.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

How to help young adults with autism transition to adulthood

by  /  7 August 2018

A novel group intervention helps young adults with autism develop independent-living skills and access social support in times of stress.

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Scientists move big shapes into place together to show collaboration.
News

New consortium may create projects, funding for autism research

by  /  2 August 2018

A newly formed group of leaders from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is poised to generate funding opportunities for child health research, including autism science.

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July 2018
Toddlers on an uneven zone of color blocks.
Opinion / Viewpoint

Faulty use of data threatens early intervention for autism

by ,  /  31 July 2018

A flawed evaluation process may put programs serving a high proportion of children with autism at risk of funding cuts.

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Features / Deep Dive

The healthcare system is failing autistic adults

by  /  25 July 2018

Adults on the spectrum frequently have a range of other conditions — but they rarely get the help they need.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

For children with autism, tablet app may deliver life skills

by  /  24 July 2018

Software may complement traditional behavioral therapy for autism, but making programs engaging and effective is a challenge.

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News

From crib to court: Trump administration summons immigrant infants

by , ,  /  20 July 2018

A total of 1,500 ‘unaccompanied’ children, from newborns to age 3, have been called in to immigration court since 1 October 2015, according to U.S. Justice Department data.

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News

Children with disabilities may wait years for essential medical equipment

by ,  /  20 July 2018

Many California children with serious healthcare needs often wait months, or even years, before they receive essential medical equipment.

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Week of JulyJul
16th
2018
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 16 July

by  /  20 July 2018

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 16 July 2018.

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