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Disability policies highlight major differences among U.S. presidential hopefuls | Spectrum | Autism Research News

Most of the top contenders for the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination have released comprehensive plans for disability policies. To a one, the policies call greater attention than in past elections to problems that affect people with disabilities — including those with autism. Source: Disability policies highlight major differences among U.S. presidential hopefuls | Spectrum | […]

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The controversy over autism’s most common therapy | Spectrum | Autism Research News | Circa August 2016

Applied behavioral analysis is the most widely used therapy for autism, but some people say its drills and routines are cruel, and its aims misguided. Source: The controversy over autism’s most common therapy | Spectrum | Autism Research News

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‘Science junkie’ bets big on autism’s environmental origins | Spectrum | Autism Research News | Circa JULY 18 2016

  18 JULY 2016   Jill Escher can talk knowledgeably for hours, and hours, about autism — about its prevalence, which genes and environmental factors may be involved and how brain development may go awry in the brains of children with the condition. Escher, 50, has no formal training in science, but she reads scientific papers, […]