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July 2021
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Community Newsletter: Controversial ‘cost of autism’ paper, ‘doctors’ speak,’ double empathy explained

by  /  25 July 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, we dissect reactions to an anti-vaccine activist’s controversial paper, how doctors talk about autism and our new double empathy explainer.

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Community Newsletter: Online theory-of-mind test, strengths-based autism diagnosis, mapping trajectories

by  /  18 July 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we dissect a new online version of the Frith-Happé test, a strengths-based diagnostic approach, and autistic children’s trajectories after diagnosis.

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Q&A with Matthew Maenner: Estimating autism prevalence quickly

by  /  13 July 2021

A new method to track autism prevalence in 11 U.S. states is twice as fast as the old approach — and yields similar results.

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Community Newsletter: Autism and the thalamus, recreational drug use in autistic people, new IACC members

by  /  11 July 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we discuss the role of the thalamus in autism, recreational drug use by autistic people and the newest lineup of IACC members.

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Q&A with Richard Bethlehem: What goes into a Brainhack

by  /  9 July 2021

Brainhack conferences offer talks and hands-on tutorials, and unite small groups of interdisciplinary researchers to work on open-source neuroscience projects.

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Community Newsletter: Double empathy over time, 38 ways to camouflage, measuring stimming’s brain effects

by  /  4 July 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at interactions between autistic and non-autistic people, a study that found 38 distinct camouflaging behaviors and a proposal for measuring stimming’s effects on the brain.

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June 2021
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Community Newsletter: ASH1L mouse model, camouflaging commentary, autism-specific suicidal behaviors survey

by  /  27 June 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at how a loss of the gene ASH1L is linked to autism, a commentary on camouflaging and a new survey to measure suicidal behaviors in autistic people.

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Community Newsletter: Dopamine signaling, gut disorders and anxiety, gender dysphoria in autism

by  /  20 June 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we’ve got papers on dopamine signaling, how gastrointestinal disorders affect anxiety, and predictors of gender dysphoria in autistic people.

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Remembering Zemi Yenus: An ambassador for autism in Africa

Zemi Yenus was the mother of a child with autism, founder of Ethiopia’s first school for autistic children and a tireless advocate for autism awareness and research in Africa.

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Community Newsletter: Participatory research, burnout, sleep Kismet

by  /  13 June 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we talk about a participatory research study on burnout and get meta with a study on participatory research itself.

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