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September 2021
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Community Newsletter: Spectrum survey on 2021 conferences, Bayesian precision, paper review feedback

by  /  19 September 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we serve up a survey on conference attendance over the next few months, a paper on the Bayesian brain’s relationship to precision and a tweet about constructive peer reviews.

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Community Newsletter: “Autism Voices” and the developing cortex

by  /  12 September 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at a new tool for interviewing young autistic people with verbal or intellectual challenges and the response to a new resource that maps autism mutations.

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Eric Fombonne: Crossing continents to expand autism science

by  /  7 September 2021

A Paris-born child psychiatrist, Fombonne has advanced bold positions on the cause, prevalence and nature of autism during a career spanning four countries.

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Community Newsletter: When results don’t replicate, autistic study consultants

by  /  5 September 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at the un-reproducible results of a 2007 ‘false beliefs’ study and a commentary on the benefits of autistic study consultants.

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August 2021
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Community Newsletter: Ethical questions for autism researchers and a tribute to Dinah Murray

by  /  29 August 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at a paper on ethical considerations for biomarker research and early interventions plus a tribute to the late autistic autism researcher Dinah Murray.

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Community Newsletter: Parental perceptions of autism over time, a new therapy for anxiety in autistic people

by  /  22 August 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at conversations about how parents’ attitudes toward autism have evolved and a therapy for anxiety that focuses on ‘interoception.’

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Community Newsletter: COVID-19 and social isolation, camouflaging and first impressions, more on the controversial JADD study

by  /  15 August 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we take a look at studies on how COVID-19 and social isolation have affected autistic people, how camouflaging and age at diagnosis can shape first impressions, and reactions to our article on the controversial “cost of autism” paper.

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Community Newsletter: SUV39H2, work performance perceptions, ABA alternative

by  /  8 August 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we take a look at the gene SUV39H2’s link to autism, autistic people’s perception of their work performance, and naturalistic developmental behavior interventions, an alternative to applied behavior analysis.

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Community Newsletter: Transdiagnostic approaches, considering adverse events, webinar with Laurent Mottron

by  /  1 August 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at transdiagnostic approaches and why they’re helpful for neurodevelopmental conditions, the importance of monitoring adverse events during intervention studies and our top stories of the week.

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July 2021
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Beyond the Bench: A conversation with Ofer Yizhar

by  /  26 July 2021

When Yizhar isn’t building new tools to study the neural circuits underlying autism and other complex conditions, you can find him playing the piano, shooting photographs or taking long runs in the desert.

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