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July 2021
large, diverse group of people.

Federal autism committee names new members

by  /  7 July 2021

The U.S. government today announced the latest iteration of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, the body of scientists and advocates that helps set priorities for federally funded autism research and services.

June 2021
Mother racing to complete her research, while carrying two small children on her back.

Pandemic pressures may drive young scientists away from autism research

by  /  9 June 2021

After a year of juggling research, childcare and COVID-19 anxiety, some early-career academics are rethinking their place in autism science.

May 2021

Autism research funding rises but still falls short of goals

by  /  31 May 2021

Federal funding for autism research increased by $23.2 million from 2016 to 2018, according to the latest report from the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee.

March 2021
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Advocates, agencies weather COVID-19 without federal autism committee

by  /  16 March 2021

Autism research and advocacy are continuing without input from the U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, but former members say the government needs the committee’s guidance now more than ever.

July 2020
two researchers in two separate elevators, wearing COVID-19 protective gear

Researchers grapple with anxiety, new policies as universities reopen

by  /  13 July 2020

With pandemic restrictions lifting, many researchers are cautiously returning to work.

June 2020

Researcher connections: Understanding a decade of collaborations in autism research

by  /  12 June 2020

Spectrum reviewed more than 35,000 journal articles and nearly 6,700 grants to home in on a highly interconnected network of 150 scientists who are advancing autism research through collaboration.


Amidst the pandemic, autism’s largest conference moves online

by  /  1 June 2020

Organizers of the International Society for Autism Research’s annual meeting will host digital offerings on 3 June.

May 2020
a microscope shines light on a stack of bills

Funding for autism research, explained

by  /  25 May 2020

Biomedical research costs money. And applying for research funding can be a long and complicated process.

April 2020

U.S. funding agency offers researchers flexibility during pandemic

by  /  7 April 2020

The National Institutes of Health is offering autism researchers who are coping with the coronavirus pandemic flexibility with their grant applications, budgets and progress reports.

March 2020
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Journals prepare for changes as coronavirus interrupts research

by  /  26 March 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts researchers’ working lives, the academic journals that publish their work are adjusting too.