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Tag: education

January 2019
Researchers and doctors interacting with family with genetic syndrome

Reaching out to families can inspire new autism research

by  /  29 January 2019

For students and early-career investigators, opportunities to meet and talk with the people they are trying to help underscores why the work matters.

December 2018
six headshots of autism researchers

Pitch your thesis: Big questions drive autism research

21 December 2018

Early-career autism researchers record ‘elevator pitches’ of their projects.

A man walks up a decrepit staircase in his neighborhood in Lima, Peru.

In Peru, novel program paves the way for autistic people’s employment

by  /  21 December 2018

At a center in Lima, Peru, people with autism learn to identify their strengths and find jobs that play to those strengths.


Young writers fight autism stereotypes through fan fiction

by , ,  /  19 December 2018

Some fan-fiction authors are beginning to incorporate autism into their stories, especially in the Harry Potter universe.


How to design spaces for people with autism

by  /  11 December 2018

Architects are working with schools to create welcoming, versatile spaces for students on the spectrum.

November 2018
Illustration shows long line of children waiting to see one doctor.

Why are there so few autism specialists?

by  /  21 November 2018

A lack of interest, training and pay may limit the supply of specialists best equipped to diagnose and treat children with autism.

View of San Diego in twilight.

Takeaways from SfN 2018

by  /  12 November 2018

After the presentation of more than 14,000 abstracts over five days, the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego ended last week.

San Diego, California, Cabrillo freeway, plane flying overhead.

Reactions from SfN 2018

by  /  1 November 2018

Spectrum heads to San Diego to cover the annual Society for Neuroscience conference.

October 2018
A woman stands at an ATM in a mall scene, looking at a camera

How virtual reality is transforming autism studies

by  /  24 October 2018

Researchers and autistic artists exploring virtual reality to study, treat and simulate autism traits.

An illustration shows colored blocks with a child's hand and an adult's hand moving them.

Early interventions, explained

by  /  4 October 2018

The accepted wisdom in autism research holds that early intervention offers the best promise for an autistic child’s well-being. But how effective are these therapies?