A growing number of researchers work with people on the spectrum when designing their studies — sometimes with help from programs intended to boost such partnerships.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Adults on the spectrum explain the problem with eye contact, experts offer tips for students with autism considering college, and men with autism respond differently to the “smell of fear.”
Even short programs with a focus on mental health can train community health workers to help children with autism in Ethiopia and elsewhere.
Black parents are less likely than white parents to report concerns about autism features in their children, human brain organoids in rodent bodies raise ethical concerns, and science graduate programs in the United States have few American students.
Many children with autism do better in school than their intelligence scores would predict, and about 16 percent do worse.
The longer a child receives applied behavioral analysis, the greater her gains in language, daily living and other skills.