Our goal is to provide relevant, up-to-date information for the entire autism community, including parents, caregivers, researchers, clinicians, and anyone interested in autism. We aim to summarize recent research studies across a wide range of subjects, from animal studies to therapeutic strategies.
Researchers conducted many studies to reach our current understanding of autism. We link our short news summaries to relevant Autism Reading Room pages to supplement the news with years of accumulated knowledge, providing context to the latest autism research findings and advocacy initiatives. Our "Reading Room Guides" (the small characters at the bottom of each summary) transport the visitor to different pages of the Autism Reading Room to provide background context to each news story. If you are confused about a particular news topic, we encourage you to let our guides lead the way on a personalized tour according to your individual needs.
Please note, no information presented in this section should be construed as medical advice. Visitors should contact a medical professional with all health or treatment related questions.
- "News in Context" summarizes research across a wide range of autism topics.
- We link news summaries to relevant Autism Reading Room pages to provide background context to recent research.
- "Reading Room Guides" help visitors find relevant background information within Autism Reading Room.
- No information presented in this section should be considered medical advice.
Websites that look professional and have numerous testimonies about an autism cure must be true and are trusted sources of information.
Just because a website looks nice does not mean it contains accurate, or even safe, information. When reading about autism research, you can verify that information is reputable by looking for references to peer-reviewed research studies.
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