Category: Autism Research

Feb 03
A bridge to the future of autism research Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is the birthplace of many success stories, from…

Feb 03
NIMH’s Dr. Susan Daniels Designated National Autism Coordinator

Susan A. Daniels, Ph.D. has been appointed as the HHS National Autism Coordinator and…

Jul 07
Partner selection may amplify rare variants in children

Nonrandom mating — the propensity for people to partner with others who share their…

Jul 07
Drumming should be taught in schools to help children with autism

A project backed by the drummer from Blondie, Clem Burke, found children with autism…

Jul 07
Prenatal THC Exposure May Risk Lifelong Health

A recent study shows exposure to THC during pregnancy could significantly affect fetal…

Jul 07
Is Autism a Superpower?

It is important to understand the beauty and complexity of autistic strengths.

Jul 07
Spectrum Launch: Transitioning to industry with Hien Zhao

Zhao says her graduate and postdoctoral training prepared her to transition to her job…

Jul 06
Drumming helps pupils with autism overcome fear of failure

A study monitoring the effect of drumming lessons on teenagers will be taken into schools.

Jul 06
25 Prominent Autism Researchers In The World

These 25 autism researchers are working hard to make difference to the autism…

Jul 06
Adults with autism face ‘invisible crisis’ due to shortage of services in Utah

Public schools provide a variety of necessary services to children and teens with…

Jul 05
Autos for Autism to cruise into Chesterfield Township

The Monkeemobile and the Mystery Machine are among the specialty TV and movie cars…

Jul 05
Co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder and Gender Dysphoria in Adolescents

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and gender dysphoria (GD)…

Jul 05
Study reveals rising autism rates in English coastal town, challenges gender stereotypes

Research examines the rise in ASD diagnoses over the past two decades in a deprived…

Jul 04
Gender dysphoria more prevalent among youth with autism, study finds

Youth with autism are three times as likely to have a co-occurring diagnosis of gender…

Jul 04
Reshaping the Narrative About Autism

Asset framing defines autistic people by their assets, reshaping expectations.

Jul 04
Here are the unlikely signs of autism women need to look out for

Jane McNeice, 47, (pictured) experienced discomfort interacting with others, low…

Jul 03
Reshaping the Narrative About Autism

Asset framing defines autistic people by their assets reshapes our expectations.

Jul 02
Jason Kelce’s beer chugging raises $380k for autism research

The third annual celebrity bartending event in Sea Isle City also featured Donna…

Jul 02
The sleep/wake cycle and autism with Ashura Buckley

The NIH neurologist talks about her research, her family and how mental health labels…

Jul 02
Why researchers say autism has tripled over the last 16 years

HOUSTON (KIAH) — A study by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that the rates of…

Jul 02
Researchers Discover Potential Target for Treating Neuropsychiatric Disorders Like Autism and Schizophrenia in Teens

Throughout childhood and adolescence, the brain is constantly undergoing changes. The…

Jul 01
RFK Jr. spreads bigotry against autistic people

RFK Jr. says he advocates for the marginalized, but built his career spreading harmful…

Jul 01
Spotted around the web: Synthetic embryos; Angelman gene therapy

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 26 June.

Jul 01
Research sheds light on genetic variants’ impact beyond autism diagnosis

Scientists conducted the largest meta-analysis to elucidate the phenotypes of…

Jul 01
Researchers Discover Potential Target for Treating Neuropsychiatric Disorders Like Autism and Schizophrenia in Teens

Throughout childhood and adolescence, the brain is constantly undergoing changes. The…

Jun 30
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center gets $200K grant from The Saguaros – Arizona Digital Free Press

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center has received a $200K grant from The…

Jun 30
New research finds connection between autism, gut microbiome

The study examines the role gut bacteria may play in the development of autism.

Jun 30
Statistical method improves behavioral predictions from fMRI

The framework, inspired by the polygenic risk score, considers the cumulative effect…

Jun 29
Israeli Researchers Score Autism Research Breakthrough

Hebrew University team, led by Dr. Haitham Amal, believes that nitric oxide levels…

Jun 29
Serotonin powers pruning of developing brain circuits in mice

Mice with microglia missing receptors for the neurotransmitter serotonin since birth…

Jun 29
Some Dutch people seeking euthanasia cite autism or intellectual disabilities, researchers say

Several people with autism and intellectual disabilities have been legally euthanized…

Jun 29
SARRC receives $200,000 Grant from the Saguaros – The Daily Independent at YourValley.net

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center has received a $200,000 grant from the…

Jun 28
Latest ‘prime-editing’ tools tackle delivery, safety issues

The gene-editing advances make it easier to target specific tissues in mice and detect…

Jun 28
For Teens With Autism, Transition Goals Often Lacking

The vast majority of teens with autism have transition plans as part of their…

Jun 28
John Rich sparks debate over vaccines and autism

Country music singer John Rich has started a war of words on social media after he…

Jun 27
New research clarifies connection between autism and the microbiome

The biological roots of autism continue to perplex researchers, despite a growing body…

Jun 27
Mitochondria mediate effects of PTEN mutations

Whole-genome sequencing data — which include information about mitochondrial DNA —…

Jun 27
Gut Instincts: Microbiome’s Role in Autism Revealed

A new study provides novel insights into the relationship between the human microbiome…

Jun 27
Autos for Autism raises more than $10K for inclusive education program at UMaine – UMaine News

Maine NAPA auto parts stores raised more than $10,000 for Maine Access to Inclusive…

Jun 27
Number of autistic people in England may be twice as high as previously thought

The true number of autistic people in England may be more than double the number often…

Jun 26
Community Newsletter: Nanoscale brain imaging; naturalistic mouse set-ups

Our feeds this week were full of discussion about a new super-resolution microscopy…

Jun 26
The Behavior Exchange empowers children in North Texas with autism through early intervention and assessment

As a leading authority in autism and ABA therapy, The Behavior Exchange empowers…

Jun 25
Benefits from horse therapy build over time for children with autism, findings suggest

"We were able to capture specific aspects of the social and communicative behavior of…

Jun 25
What Mothers of Children on the Autism Spectrum Can Teach Us

Lessons in creativity, negotiation, and perseverance.

Jun 24
Psychedelics give mice second chance to learn social rewards

The drugs may reopen a critical window during development in which the brain can more…

Jun 24
A Neurodiversity-Oriented Approach to Address Autism Wandering as a “Problem Behavior” in Pediatrics

Pediatricians are frequently tasked with addressing autism “problem behaviors,”…

Jun 23
Brian Boyd hosts first-of-its-kind group of Black scholars

Members of the Black Empowerment in Autism Network came to Carolina to discuss ways to…

Jun 23
The Gut-Brain Connection: Probing Neurological Disorders

Researchers designed a technology that allows them to probe and control the neural…

Jun 23
Emotion-Reading AI Assists Those With Autism

Researchers developed an AI-powered emotion recognition tool to assist people with…

Jun 23
Autism: later-life diagnosis doesn’t mean lower quality of life

A growing number of people are finding out they are autistic in adulthood.

Jun 23
Autism’s ties to the cell skeleton

Many genes related to the condition play a role in the internal scaffolding of cells,…

Jun 22
Maturation of visual pathways spotlights early effects of social status on social development: Macaques study

Emory University and Marcus Autism Center researchers recently learned how eye contact…

Jun 22
17 best probiotic for autism in 2023

17 best probiotic for autism in 2023

Jun 22
To Prepare Students With Autism for the Working World, Drones Might Be a Good Start

Researchers are working with students to help them figure out how to navigate a…

Jun 21
Maturation of visual pathways spotlights early effects of social status on social development Emory University

New research from Emory University and Marcus Autism Center can potentially identify…

Jun 21
Shanon Taylor Special Education

Shanon Taylor is an Associate Professor of Special Education for the College of…

Jun 21
Donald Triplett, autism’s ‘Case 1,’ dies at 89

Triplett gained media attention for his autism later in life, and he became the face…

Jun 21
Daphne Martschenko is a champion for ethical, inclusive genomics research

A bioethicist focused on the genomics revolution, Daphne Martschenko fosters open…

Jun 20
Beyond labels: Unleashing life’s potential amid autism diagnosis

According to a study, the age of autism diagnosis was not a significant determinant of…

Jun 20
Best of Design Matters: Dr. Temple Grandin

Best-selling author, scientist, and trailblazer in autism research, Dr. Temple…

Jun 20
UMaine to host national experts on inclusive education for students with autism and developmental disabilities

ORONO — Educators and other professionals in Maine who support people with autism,…

Jun 19
How the autism diagnosis of Erin Kiernan’s son has become a teaching moment for our community

After TV anchor Erin Kiernan's son was diagnosed with autism, she was asked: Why…

Jun 19
Families affected by autism call for more support

Parents call for more help as they say they are noticing more cases being reported.

Jun 19
Community Newsletter: Sensory sensitivities; neuroscience podcasts

Researchers took to social media this week to discuss the mechanisms behind…

Jun 19
Are screen time and autism in children connected?

If your child spends hours on mobile phones or other gadgets, you might want to keep a…

Jun 17
Embracing the colours of autism spectrum: importance of early intervention, advocacy

There are plenty of reasons why we should recognise and celebrate the diverse and…

Jun 17
Is Autism Curable? A Quick Look At Some Treatment and Therapy Options

Is autism curable? This article will discuss various treatments and therapies…

Jun 17
Spotted around the web: Preterm birth; wearable devices; acetylcholine

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 12 June.

Jun 17
Average autism diagnosis delayed by more than two years

The findings may explain why the average age at diagnosis has plateaued at 4 years old.

Jun 17
An autism diagnosis in later life does not impact quality of life

Women with autism reported a better quality of life than men with autism.…

Jun 16
Can finding out you’re autistic as an adult be a good thing?

"More and more people are finding out they are autistic for the first time as an…

Jun 16
Eye contact avoidance in autism may stem from abnormal sensitivity of brain’s threat processing system, study suggests

A new neuroimaging study provides evidence of increased amygdala and face cortical…

Jun 16
Finding out you’re autistic in later life can be a positive experience, say researchers

Receiving an autism diagnosis in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s or even 60s may seem…

Jun 16
Age of Autism Diagnosis Doesn’t Dictate Life Quality

Their results indicated that age of diagnosis was not a significant determinant of…

Jun 16
AI model helps decode brain activity underlying conversation

A text-predicting chatbot parses text from conversations in a way that parallels…

Jun 15
CRISPR tool rids rodents of oxytocin receptors

The approach provides an “off-the-shelf” way for researchers to compare oxytocin…

Jun 14
Autistic Traits and Eating Disorders

Exploring the overlap between signs of autism and eating disorder symptomology.

Jun 14
BD’s Mongolian Grill Presents Check to Organization for Autism Research

BD’s Mongolian Grill (BD’s) is hosting a celebratory check presentation at its…

Jun 14
Controversial ‘cost of autism’ paper retracted

The journal’s decision comes two years after Spectrum covered backlash from…

Jun 14
Autism spectrum disorder: brain study identifies four subtypes

Understanding autism spectrum disorder: from genes to networks.

Jun 14
Detection of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children and adults using machine learning

Scientific Reports - Detection of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children and…

Jun 13
Retraction, She Wrote: Dorothy Bishop’s life after research

A renowned researcher’s eye for detail has given her a second career and a new following.

Jun 13
Researcher uses virtual reality to help autism spectrum students cope

Joy Li, assistant professor of game design and development in the College of Computing…

Jun 13
Tuesday: Single-game and Training Camp public practice tickets go on sale

The Philadelphia Eagles will host a public practice to benefit the Eagles Autism…

Jun 13
Nation makes progress on early intervention for children with autism

Autism Speaks’ inaugural annual report and dashboard provide national and state data…

Jun 12
Why Emotional Regulation is Hard for Autistic Children

... and what strategies can be used to support them.

Jun 11
Breaking the autism code: Scientists discover subtypes that could lead to better treatments

Researchers identified 4 clinically distinct groups of individuals with ASD, each…

Jun 11
New Israeli study shows link between autism and nitric oxide levels in brain neurons

Peer-reviewed research at Hebrew University's Pharmacy School could lead to drug…

Jun 11
Discussion addresses Indigenous approach to autism

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is honouring the national Indigenous People's Month by…

Jun 10
Spotted around the web: Jaundice; delta-catenin gene; ChatGPT

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 5 June.

Jun 10
New estimate suggests most autistic adults in England lack a formal diagnosis

The finding underscores a need for adult autism diagnostic services.

Jun 10
Examining accrual of intellectual disability diagnoses in autistic adolescents

Autistic individuals often rely on Medicaid for insurance, but the transition to…

Jun 10
What To Do When Your Autistic Child Gets Aggressive

There’s no reasoning an autistic child out of an aggression outburst. But there are…