This week’s news includes coverage on a variety of newly-released studies regarding public health messages and genetic research as well as several poignant firsthand accounts of life on the spectrum that have deservedly been receiving national media attention. Again we will try to link to scientific articles if available.
In the meantime, let us know in the comments section what autism news stories you’ve been reading, and we may just feature them in next week’s post!
The Atlantic: What It’s Like on the Autism Spectrum
Digital Journal: Girls with autism have more mutations
San Francisco Chronicle: Serotonin may be autism key
HealthDay News: Younger Siblings of Kids With Autism May Show Early Signs of Problems
CBS News: Public health messages may be ineffective and backfire in some populations, new study reports
TakePart: The Benefits of Connecting Kids With Autism to Social Media