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The Autism Science Foundation Weekly Science Podcast is a summary of the latest research in autism spectrum disorders. This podcast will discuss new science, research discoveries, meetings and discussions, news reports, and other information important to those affected by autism especially families.

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    • 4.6 • 70 Ratings

The Autism Science Foundation Weekly Science Podcast is a summary of the latest research in autism spectrum disorders. This podcast will discuss new science, research discoveries, meetings and discussions, news reports, and other information important to those affected by autism especially families.

    The 2024 Day Of Learning Quickie

    The 2024 Day Of Learning Quickie

    Did you miss the ASF 2024 Day of Learning and can’t wait for the videos to be posted? This is a 17 minute brief summary of what was discussed, but unfortunately, with no visuals. Don’t just listen to the podcast, watch the videos when they are posted. Also included in this podcast is a shoutout to the Profound Autism Summit which brought together hundreds of advocates around those who need 24/7 care for their lives. The link to their advocacy page is here: https://www.votervoice.net/ProfoundAutism/campaigns/112917/respond

    • 17 min
    The Trouble with Transitions

    The Trouble with Transitions

    This podcast has not covered transition from adolescence to adulthood in the past, probably because there has not been a lot of research in this area. Luckily, recently there has been a surge of investigations and scientifically – supported interventions and recommendations for individuals who are transitioning to adulthood. This podcast reviews the latest in where the gaps are and identified some (of many) areas that need further research. Here are the references that will be helpful.















    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38493400/







    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38501189/







    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38423723/







    https://www.autismspeaks.org/tool-kit/transition-tool-kit

    • 11 min
    “What is Profound Autism?” with Matt from the podcast Behavioral Observations

    “What is Profound Autism?” with Matt from the podcast Behavioral Observations

    This week’s podcast will be an interview with Matt Cicoria from the podcast Behavioral Observations. We discuss the meaning of the words “Profound Autism” and why a blanket term of “autism spectrum disorder” may not be helping anyone on the spectrum. If you are in the Boston area on April 5th, please attend the Profound Autism Summit, link here: https://www.profoundautismsummit.org

    • 52 min
    Missed the Meeting on Language in Autism? Listen to this podcast

    Missed the Meeting on Language in Autism? Listen to this podcast

    Last week in North Carolina, the Meeting on Language in Autism was held, with 3 days of amazing presentations and lots of productive discussions about how language and speech develops and how people with autism communicate. This podcast describes the origins of language development and how intervention during toddlerhood can promote lifelong language abilities. To learn more about the meeting go to www.mola.org and to see the Autism Navigator, go to www.autismnavigator.org.

    • 21 min
    How does autism prediction work?

    How does autism prediction work?

    This podcast provides updates on studies that help with prediction of an autism diagnosis – which is important for preparing for the future and for intervening early. First, a study that uses environmental factors to create an equation for the probability of a diagnosis following a combination of of non-genetic factors only which does a fairly good, but not perfect, job at predicting a diagnosis. Second, a study that looks at the accuracy of a machine that predicts autism from eye gaze as early as 9 months of age and with only a 2 minute test. This one wasn’t as accurate as the one that takes longer and tests older kids, but it’s a first step. No ONE thing does a perfect job at predicting a diagnosis – it’s going to be a combination of things, tested over time and multiple times that will be most helpful at predicting a diagnosis. Both studies are open access!















    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10904522/pdf/fpsyt-15-1291356.pdf







    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/38429348/

    • 10 min
    What is the IACC and what do they do?

    What is the IACC and what do they do?

    On this week’s podcast we interview Dr. Susan Daniels who is the National Autism Coordinator for the Department of Health and Human Services. This position is created by the Autism CARES Act (which is under reauthorization) and represents one of the only disorders that provides coordinating functioning across funding agencies. We talk about what her office does, what the IACC is responsible for, and what the strategic plan for autism from the IACC advises congress to do. She also discusses some upcoming events for Autism Awareness Month.







    Links referenced in our conversation are below:







    https://iacc.hhs.gov







    https://iacc.hhs.gov/publications/strategic-plan/2023/







    https://iacc.hhs.gov/funding/data/







    https://p2a.co/tCy86Lk

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Miathescientist ,

🅰️Ⓜ️elia is my name too

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zxcvbmmakdjeofj ,

A must listen for Parents

I have been listening to this podcast for years and I am so grateful for this resource as a parent of a boy with ASD. Alycia distills the relevant science news and explains it in a manageable yet intelligent way. I also must give her and this podcast credit for helping me make an informed decision on having a second child, which I did, and also the awareness of sibling studies, which I was able to enroll my second son in even before he was born.

W. Rhimyr ,

Good podcast

This is informative, the speaking is usually clear, it covers a lot of different topics, and is overall interesting. My biggest fault with it is the random songs at the start that grate on my nerves but that’s just my opinion

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