Autism Science Foundation Weekly Science Report

Autism Science Foundation Weekly Science Report

Latest Episodes

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
July 03, 2023

This week’s podcast explores new evidence that exercise produces longer term improvements in coordination and motor skills. Parents can play a big role in how these skills are developed over time. P

The importance of a childhood diagnosis
June 25, 2023

Two recent papers suggest that a childhood diagnosis of ASD is important for adulthood quality of life and well being. But another one points out that it isn’t the only thing, or even the primary fac

Juneteenth, 2023
June 19, 2023

The disparity in diagnosis between Black kids and white kids is narrowing, but not by luck or coincidence. Based on previous research, clinicians are altering their professional training and their ou

Following our trajectory
June 11, 2023

Compared to other types of research, there are so few studies that look at three time points in the same person with autism over their live to better understand groups and predict outcomes. What is m

Uncovering the digital underground
June 04, 2023

Digital therapeutics may very helpful in helping families and individuals on the spectrum. What are they? How can they be used? This week’s #ASFpodcast talks to Lani Hessen from the Digital Therape

Happy Pride 2023
May 21, 2023

With just a few weeks to go until June, this week’s podcast is a short summary of the prevalence of transsexuality in the autism community and how many people are autistic in the trans community. Mor

attention attention…this is the INSAR 2023 summary
May 14, 2023

Last week in Stockholm, Sweden, 2200 researchers and scientists working to understand and help those on the spectrum, met to share their most recent findings and exchange ideas. What were the main ta

April 30, 2023

The title gets you, right? Well, on this week’s #ASFpodcast we report on a new study that examines epigenetic profiles of sperm and how they related to child outcomes. Do some of the marks on bio-da

How many people can be described as having “profound autism”?
April 23, 2023

Quick answer: 26.7%. But what is “profound autism” and why is this label necessary? Have the rates of profound autism changed over time? How many do not have profound autism and are their needs di

The CDC speaks on prevalence, and we listen.
April 16, 2023

This week we conduct an interview with Michelle Hughes, PhD, epidemiologist with the CDC, who answers all of our questions about how many people have autism, how they are counted, what has changed sin