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Your latest update from Spectrum, the leading source of news and expert opinion on autism research.

    Backlash from autistic community pauses research, exposes communication gaps

    Backlash from autistic community pauses research, exposes communication gaps

    Fallout over two recent studies highlights the potential power of social media to shape science, and the shifting dynamics between researchers and the autistic community.
    The post Backlash from autistic community pauses research, exposes communication gaps appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

    • 8 min
    Tuning into bird songs for clues to autism

    Tuning into bird songs for clues to autism

    Parallels between how birds learn to sing and how children learn to speak provide a window into the roots of language difficulties in autism.
    The post Tuning into bird songs for clues to autism appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

    • 4 min
    Autism research continues to stress basic science over improving interventions

    Autism research continues to stress basic science over improving interventions

    For 40 years, the preponderance of autism research has focused on understanding the causes and characteristics of the condition rather than testing assessments or interventions in community settings.
    The post Autism research continues to stress basic science over improving interventions appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

    • 6 min
    The search for a link between autism and neurodegenerative conditions

    The search for a link between autism and neurodegenerative conditions

    Autistic people have a higher-than-average chance of developing a neurodegenerative condition, according to a few studies. Some scientists are searching for proof — work that could also improve care for older autistic adults. The post "The search for a link between autism and neurodegenerative conditions appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News

    • 10 min
    Repetitive behaviors wax and wane among autistic youth

    Repetitive behaviors wax and wane among autistic youth

    Some types of restricted and repetitive behaviors become more prevalent among autistic children and teenagers over time, depending on their age and intellectual ability, whereas others decrease. The post Repetitive behaviors wax and wane among autistic youth appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

    • 7 min
    No link between epidurals and autism, two studies confirm

    No link between epidurals and autism, two studies confirm

    Children born to people given an epidural during labor do not have an increased chance of having autism, according to two new studies.
    The post "No link between epidurals and autism, two studies confirm" appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News

    • 5 min

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