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Illustration by Laurenne Boglio Ready for your weekly roundup of autism research tweets? First in this issue of Spectrum’s Community Newsletter, the January 15 cover of The Lancet included a quote from the journal’s recent commission on the future of autism care and clinical research. On this week’s cover, a quote from The Lancet Commission […]

December 28, 2021

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Tags: Autism, research, Spectrum, trends

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Categories: autism

convergence Because autism is such a diverse condition, researchers have long sought common ground – including common mechanistic pathways to several forms of it. This year, scientists plotted several new points of convergence on this map, several of which share functions in common between genes associated with autism: some genes play a role in early […]

Illustration by Laurène Boglio Hello and welcome to the community newsletter! I am your host, Chelsey B. Coombs, the engagement editor of Spectrum. We start this week with a paper on the strengths of autistic researchers by Aimee Grant, Senior Research Officer in Public Health at Swansea University, and Helen Kara, Honorary Senior Research Fellow […]

Both parents and non-parents reported high levels of exercise and play with their pets. (Pexels photo) Have you noticed lately that more cats are riding in strollers? Or bumper stickers that say “I love my Granddogs”? You don’t make it up. More and more people are investing a lot of time, money and attention in […]

November 4, 2021

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Tags: Autism, engaging, Participatory, research, Spectrum, Steps

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The August launch of the U.K.-based autism research project Spectrum 10K sparked a firestorm of negative comments about the study’s aims from autistic people and their allies. The researchers have paused the project while they seek more guidance from autistic community members. “They’re backtracking and backpedaling furiously, and it was completely avoidable,” says Sarah Douglas, […]

October 18, 2021

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Tags: Autistic, backlash, communication, Community, exposes, gaps, pauses, research, Spectrum

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Opening up: The outcry on social media has led some researchers to improve their communication with the autistic community. Klaus Vedfelt / Getty Images For Spectrum 10K, the time from start to limbo was less than three weeks: An online outcry from autistic advocates forced the researchers behind the effort – the largest autism genetics […]

October 3, 2021

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Tags: Ableism, Autism, Community, Newsletter, research, Spectrum

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Illustration by Laurène Boglio Hello and welcome to this week’s community newsletter! I am your host, Chelsey B. Coombs, the engagement editor of Spectrum. This week we focus on conversations around an article by Monique Botha, an autistic postdoctoral fellow in psychology at the University of Stirling in Scotland. The Emotional Report offers an auto-ethnographic […]

September 14, 2021

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Tags: Autism, basic, continues, improving, interventions, research, Science, Spectrum, stress

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Peter Döhring Autism researcher, ASD roadmap My lifelong fascination with science is focused on its potential to improve our lives in practical and meaningful ways. I began my career as a clinical psychologist and research psychologist with a focus on autism more than a generation ago when autism research was expanding rapidly. It seemed inevitable […]

Three faculties of Lehigh University’s College of Education recently received research grants from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the branch of the U.S. Department of Education that supports research, statistics, and evaluation to anchor educational practice and policy. Two of the three received prestigious prizes for young researchers. Esther Lindström, Assistant Professor of Special […]

September 11, 2021

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Tags: Autism, frogs, leap, research, Spectrum

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Earlier this year, researchers reported striking similarities in the functions of 10 autism genes: they all affect brain size and increase the number of immature neurons in the brain. The work raised hopes of finding common biological pathways to autism. Most of the studies of gene function are done in mice, but that work involved […]

August 31, 2021

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Tags: Autism, Crucial, overlooked, research, Spectrum, step, subtypes, Validating

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Hilde Geurts Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology , University of Amsterdam Joost Agelink van Rentergem Postdoctoral researcher, University of Amsterdam The practice of categorizing autistic people into subtypes based on similarities in their characteristics and abilities is controversial. Subtypes can have negative connotations and evoke images of stereotyping and marginalization. For decades, the autism spectrum was, […]