Research by Topic: females

A Summary of this Year in Autism Science by Dr. Halladay and the Scientific Advisory Board

Published December 28, 2017

For a thorough review of what impact research further revealed about the science of autism, be sure to read our year-end science summary on our blog here, compiled and written by our Dr. Alycia Halladay, our Chief Science Officer, and our Scientific Advisory Board. From heterogeneity to big data, from studies on females to those […]

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Let’s talk about sex (and sexuality) in people with autism

Published November 13, 2017

This week’s ASF podcast explores differences in sexuality and sexual relationships between those with autism and without, and also differences between males and females with autism.  While this is not a new topic, the number of publications and research has exploded this year.  Learn more here.

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Autism Journal publishes entire issue on females with ASD

Published July 28, 2017

The journal Autism has compiled and published an entire issue dedicated to females with ASD.  The editors published a special call for studies on this topic and put them together here:  Most of them are open access and can be downloaded free of charge.   Thank you to William Mandy and  Meng-Chuan Lai for their extraordinary efforts […]

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A quick recap of the ASF Day of Learning

Published April 18, 2016

On this week’s podcast, the #ASFautismTed talks will be summarized in 10 minutes.  The podcast also includes pictures from the day in the video portion.  The full talks will be up on the ASF website soon, but if you can’t wait, here is a recap:

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Special Issue of Molecular Autism Focuses on Gender Differences

Published June 16, 2015 in Molecular Autism

Previously understudied, a special issue of the science journal Molecular Autism dedicates space to females with ASD. Leading the list is a summary of the October, 2014 meeting on gender issues co-sponsored by ASF. Download all of the articles free by clicking here

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Largest ever study on parental age and autism identifies new groups with increased risk

Published June 12, 2015

A new study replicated the finding of increased risk of having a child with autism among older parents. Because of the enormous size of the study, some new risk groups were identified with regards to age, but what does these findings mean and what should parents know? Listen to the ASF podcast to find out, and hear about vocational programs that work.

New study on parental age and autism: so who isn't at risk?

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