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

February 2020
Illustration shows child at school seated in chair with bullies all around
Features / Deep Dive

How abuse mars the lives of autistic people

by  /  5 February 2020

Many people with autism experience a triad of trauma: neglect at home, abuse from trusted adults and bullying at school or work.

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Opinion / Q&A

How one doctor made Oman a leader on autism in the Middle East

by  /  4 February 2020

Developmental pediatrician Watfa Al-Mamari is building an autism program in Oman from the ground up.

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News

Increase in intelligence scores may not alter autism traits

by  /  4 February 2020

People with autism show significant improvements in cognitive ability from age 12 to 23 years, but their autism traits remain stable over this time.

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Young boys in Oman in a market sit and drink juice
News

Analysis offers first reliable estimate of prevalence in Oman

by  /  3 February 2020

A new study has found that 0.2 percent of children in Oman are on the autism spectrum — an estimate about 15 times higher than the previous one.

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January 2020
stork flying with an alarm clock, dice and a crescent moon
News

The link between parental age and autism, explained

by  /  28 January 2020

Older men and women are more likely than young ones to have a child with autism, but this connection is not straightforward.

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Opinion

Psychology research skews mostly white and wealthy

by ,  /  27 January 2020

For decades, the overwhelming majority of psychology research has examined people who live in the United States and other affluent Western countries — presenting a skewed view of the human mind.

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Week of JanuaryJan
20th
2020
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Fragile X genetics, postpartum depression, teeth problems

by  /  24 January 2020

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 20 January.

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Black woman in office space, hemmed in by multiple boxes
Opinion / Viewpoint

‘Autistic while black’: How autism amplifies stereotypes

by  /  21 January 2020

A lack of research on black people with autism makes it difficult for an autistic black woman to survive in the workplace and elsewhere.

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Week of JanuaryJan
13th
2020
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 13 January 2020

by  /  17 January 2020

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 13 January.

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Week of JanuaryJan
6th
2020
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 6 January 2020

by  /  10 January 2020

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 6 January.

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