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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: education

November 2018
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.

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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.

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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?

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A group of high school kids walking down a set of stairs outside a building.

Autism prevalence program expands to include teenagers

by  /  1 October 2018

The network of researchers keeping tabs on autism prevalence in U.S. children plans to follow up with some of those children in adolescence.

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September 2018
Boy in cap and backpack looks away from camera in train station.

Why we should not define autism in terms of ‘deficits’

by ,  /  26 September 2018

Autistic children in the United Kingdom are increasingly being suspended or expelled from school because of ‘behavioral problems,’ official figures show.

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Drawing shows woman at desk looking away into the light as her coworkers gossip in the darkness.

Disclosure of autism at work holds risks and benefits

by  /  18 September 2018

Telling coworkers you are autistic can bring acceptance, but it may also hinder advancement.

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

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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July 2018
Photo: Two women, a doctor and a woman with autism, sit in a doctor's office. The doctor reads to the woman with autism from an informational packet.

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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June 2018
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Smart genes; Neanderthal mini-brains; diabetes link and more

by  /  29 June 2018

Autism and intelligence share genetic variants, researchers grow Neanderthal mini-brains and see overlap with autism, and maternal diabetes is an autism risk factor.

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Front of Police station, a statue shows a police officer interacting with a child.

Why police need training to interact with people on the spectrum

by  /  6 June 2018

Encounters between law enforcement and people with autism often go wrong, but some police departments are beginning to train their officers.

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