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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

June 2018
Week of JuneJun

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.

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.