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October 2018
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

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
Week of JuneJun
25th
2018

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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Week of MayMay
28th
2018

Cooperating brains; data confusion; homeopathy claims and more

by  /  1 June 2018

Cooperative problem-solving may have kept human brains small, researchers puzzle over new European online privacy rules, and Canadian officials counter unfounded claims of a cure for autism.

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May 2018
Photo: Autistic college student Kieran Barrett-Snyder stands in the kitchen area of his dormitory. He has wavy brown hair and is wearing a grey T-shirt.

How colleges can prepare for students with autism

by  /  23 May 2018

Increasing numbers of young adults with autism are pursuing a college education. Many campuses are not ready for them.

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Rotterdam night landscape

Takeaways from INSAR 2018

by  /  14 May 2018

Adults on the spectrum, gender issues, and the search for autism biomarkers were among the key themes at this year’s International Society for Autism Research annual meeting.

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