Academic and social support can help students with autism thrive in institutions of higher education.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
A re-analysis of data yields an increased estimate for the genetic contribution to autism, how the environment might contribute to autism is hard to pin down, and students on the spectrum describe the benefits of using technology at school.
To effectively screen for suicidality in people with autism, we need to learn how to ask questions that lead to real answers.
A gene called TRIO may be a hotbed for autism mutations, an international collaboration focuses on the whole brain and one behavior, and Autism Speaks cuts grant spending.
Sex education in schools needs to be adapted for teens on the spectrum so they can approach relationships in a way that is safe, confident and healthy.
Masculinized features help define children with autism, online autism-parent forums spread pseudoscience, and the United States has more older fathers than ever.
Some variants in mitochondrial DNA are more common than others in autism, cognitive therapy reduces anxiety for people on the spectrum, and maternal fever in the third trimester is tied to autism risk.
Researchers who left academia explain how science still informs their new careers — in a nonprofit organization, biotech company, science administration or journalism.
People with autism aren’t easily surprised, the social camouflage some girls and women with autism use may preclude diagnosis, and autism-related genes are rooted deep in human ancestry.