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May 2018
a group of elementary school age kids in a huddle, talking.

Use of certain social strategies linked to anxiety in autism

by  /  23 May 2018

Children with autism often have problems understanding others’ thoughts; those who use mental strategies to compensate for these problems may be unusually anxious.

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Child with doctor in office

Who’s ‘minimally verbal’? Depends whom you ask

by  /  12 May 2018

The proportion of children with autism considered to be minimally verbal in a study depends on the criteria researchers use to identify them.

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April 2018
Week of AprilApr
23rd
2018

New journal; organoid ethics; acetaminophen association and more

by  /  27 April 2018

A journal covering autism in adulthood makes its debut, researchers call for an ethical framework for human organoid studies, and the association between acetaminophen and autism risk comes under scrutiny.

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Repetitive behaviors in autism show sex bias early in life

by  /  11 April 2018

Girls with autism may have less severe restricted and repetitive behaviors than do boys on the spectrum.

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Week of AprilApr
2nd
2018

Budget boom; CRISPR retraction; basketball benefit and more

by  /  6 April 2018

With one exception, budget allocations are booming for U.S. science agencies, a CRISPR paper that shook faith has been retracted, and professional basketball teams build sensory rooms for fans on the spectrum.

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March 2018
mother and daughter sitting across a doctor

Levels of autism severity in diagnostic manual track with intelligence

by  /  26 March 2018

A rating of high severity of autism from the DSM-5, the latest version of the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,” tracks with low intelligence scores.

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man covering his face while sitting by trees

Many adults with autism also have depression

Nearly half of adults with autism will experience clinical depression in their lifetime, according to a new study.

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January 2018

Girls with autism need help honing social skills in realistic settings

by  /  16 January 2018

Innovative approaches that reflect changes in social expectations can help girls with autism form rewarding relationships with their peers.

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Week of JanuaryJan
8th
2018

Ratio reversal; gender bender; ad accusations and more

by  /  12 January 2018

The male-dominated sex bias in autism is reversed in a related syndrome, a researcher’s gender could influence her study’s outcome, and an award-nominated ad featuring a young man with autism draws criticism.

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November 2017

Why intelligence scores do not predict success for autistic adults

by ,  /  28 November 2017

Measures of adaptive functioning may better assess the ability of autistic people to meet daily demands than do intelligence tests.

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