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“We teach them with curriculum to prepare them for life.” How a novel program in Peru is paving the way for adults to find jobs they can thrive in.
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“Face-to-face interactions are a two-way street.” people tend to find making the appropriate facial expression at the right time difficult. That could have an impact on their social communication.
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Differing social norms and attitudes towards children may shift what is considered a 'red flag' for , suggests a new study.
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Children who have an older sibling have 3.7 times the typical odds of having ; children with an older sibling who has ADHD have four times the usual odds of having .
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Parents are being forced to relinquish custody of their kids to get them the mental health care they need — advocates blame inadequate in-home and community-based mental health services for children and lack of funding for pediatric care.
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How can researchers expand their brain-imaging studies to include children with severe ? Join our webinar on 01/30 with Christine Wu Nordahl to find out.
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New findings could shed light on the biological pathways underlying Rett syndrome, a condition related to that is seen primarily in girls.
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New results bolster the idea that there is a significant genetic overlap between and — the two conditions share features and often co-occur.
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Patterns of brain activity in people with are unusually consistent over seconds — and even over years, two new studies suggest.
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Place your center in the community you serve, remove barriers to care, cast a wide net for autism signs, and do as much as possible in the first visit: These principles can help make autism diagnosis and care more equitable for all.
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and share certain features, and they can also co-occur. A new study looks at how having an older sibling with either condition can mean younger siblings are more likely to have them, too.
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Racial bias and the effects of poverty interact in complicated ways to block some children from getting diagnoses and services. As a result, many children may be missed — that's bad for families, but also for research.
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New findings lend support to the idea that the gut microbiome — the population of microbes in the body — holds clues to therapies.
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Spectrum 20h
Children who have an older sibling with a#ADHD are at an increased risk of having , a new study suggests. The reverse is also true.
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Study upends the notion that the cerebellum merely controls for movement, recasts cerebellum as key player in social reward.
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Imaging technique paints neuronal fibers in dazzling colors
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Sibling study bolsters genetic link between autism, attention deficit —  has the story
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Spectrum Jan 20
Autistic people's brains may assimilate new sensory information more slowly than typical brains.
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Spectrum Jan 20
Together, two new studies may help untangle seemingly contradictory findings on connectivity in : reports of both underconnectivity and overconnectivity in the brain.
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Spectrum Jan 20
Brain ‘assembloids’ — compound organoids built from multiple cell lineages — can help researchers understand the interactions between different neural networks.
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