Spotted around the web: Coronavirus, genetic mutations, obsessive-compulsive disorder

Research roundup Preventing cell death during brain development in fruit flies allows diverse neuronal circuits to form. Science Advances The most widely used autism screen is as reliable for black children as it is for white children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Children whose autism is a result of copy number variants in their … Continue reading Spotted around the web: Coronavirus, genetic mutations, obsessive-compulsive disorder

Spotted around the web: Sleep problems, social comfort, police training

Research roundup Suicidal behavior may be rooted in people feeling burdened by and excluded from society, both of which are heightened in those with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Sleep problems in autism persist into at least middle age. Autism in Adulthood Autistic people tend to feel most comfortable when they are around … Continue reading Spotted around the web: Sleep problems, social comfort, police training

Spotted around the web: Intellectual disability, chromosome 16, Greta Thunberg

Research roundup In a study of more than 1,000 children in the United Kingdom with intellectual disability, 62 percent are boys, and 46 percent also have autism. BMJ Open Transgender teenagers do not often disclose their gender identity to doctors. Journal of Adolescent Health Adaptations to a standard cognitive assessment may help more people with … Continue reading Spotted around the web: Intellectual disability, chromosome 16, Greta Thunberg

Spotted around the web: Scientific jargon, savant social skills, impostor syndrome

Research roundup Self-injury is associated with suicidal behavior in autistic people who do not have intellectual disability. Molecular Autism Specialized recruiting practices and committed supervisors are key for making workplaces more inclusive for people with disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilition A 10-step process can help neuroscientists model the biological processes they study. eNeuro The use … Continue reading Spotted around the web: Scientific jargon, savant social skills, impostor syndrome

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Support in Pennsylvania

Suicide Prevention Suicide claims the lives of over 2,000 Pennsylvanians each year, according to the latest CDC statistics. At the time of their deaths, the majority of people who die by suicide have a diagnosable and treatable mental illness. Medication and therapy can be very effective in treating depression.Visit Prevent Suicide PA's website to take a screening to … Continue reading Suicide Prevention and Crisis Support in Pennsylvania

Spotted around the web: Week of 13 January 2020

Research roundup The more educated an autistic child’s parents are, the less likely the child is to talk about suicidal thoughts, although the reasons for this trend are unclear. Journal of Autism and Developmental DisordersSex differences in autism prevalence may have a neuronal basis that could be explored in animal models. Journal of Neuroscience ResearchA … Continue reading Spotted around the web: Week of 13 January 2020

Unemployable Part 1: An Autistic Woman Ends Her Time with Career Counseling » The Aspergian

The reality of what it is like to be masked autistic seeking help: gaslighting, dead ends, and dismissive, vague suggestions are the pinnacle of “support” available.Read More → Source: Unemployable Part 1: An Autistic Woman Ends Her Time with Career Counseling » The Aspergian

Spotted around the web: Week of 6 January 2020

Research roundup Any of three second-choice drugs may be helpful for many people whose seizures do not respond to initial treatment. The New England Journal of Medicine Autistic people perceive social information from others’ physical movements differently than typical people do, although this difference diminishes with age. Molecular Autism Autism prevalence among 5- and 6-year-olds … Continue reading Spotted around the web: Week of 6 January 2020