Research

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Addressing the Wait List Crisis for Autism Diagnosis in America

An increasing issue in diagnosing cases of autism has emerged in the United States in recent years. With an increasing number of children and adults suspected of being on the…

The Potential of Eye Tests
A New Frontier in Autism Screening: The Potential of Eye Tests

A new study published by researchers at Washington State University suggests that an eye test could be used to screen children for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study found that…

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New report reveals autistic adults’ social media experiences and provides toolkits to better support the needs of neurodivergent users

Statistically,  Autism awareness has improved remarkably over the past two decades, with more than 6000 Brits being diagnosed. However, with all that success, the majority of autistic adults in the…

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Autism research needs more high-quality randomized studies, meta-analysis finds

Just as the saying goes, "prevention is better than cure," early intervention has significant impacts on the development & life quality of children diagnosed with autism. Michael Sandbank, a renowned…

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AI-enhanced autism therapy: How multi-stage ensemble learning is changing the game By Pooja

For those coming across this term for the first time, ensemble learning is a meta-algorithm that combines various algorithms to create more stable predictions. This approach has already been applied…

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Animal therapy makes a difference for children from Sderot. Here is how

There are numerous therapists who specialize in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). However, Noa Dotan has elevated her practice by combining CBT with animal-assisted therapy. Noa Dotan was the first animal…

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Can Dialectical Behavior Therapy Be Helpful at School?

Research reveals that Socio-emotional learning programs in school are fundamentally created to promote self-awareness and foster empathy among students, thus helping them better understand their emotions and those of other…

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California Autism Twin Study Suggests Prenatal Risk Factors

As head of clinical programs at Autism Speaks, I oversee a number of vital resources for researchers studying the causes and treatment of autism. Today brought the publication of a…

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New Evidence Highlights a Serious Flaw in Our Perception of Autism

Autism diagnosis in females may have been greatly underestimated, according to recent findings. A study on mice revealed that both male and female brains may have a similar susceptibility to…

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25 Prominent Autism Researchers In The World

Sometimes, it's helpful for parents of autistic children to stay updated on the latest research. Who are the top 25 researchers in this field? What areas do they focus on…