Safety and Autism–Having a Safety Plan

Registration: Safety and Autism–Having a Safety Plan Join Molly Naef, parent and professional, as she discusses what she learned through being a mom and through researching her doctoral project, “Home Safety Planning for Children on …

When do Families Need to Start Thinking Transition?

Join Rose Cutting from Aiming for Acceptance. October 13, 1:00pm-1:45pm (Special Time) Rose will be joining Tim as they talk about their children’s transition journeys. How can you stay a step ahead? What do you …

Donna Werling, PhD – Slide of the Week

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is consistently diagnosed 3 to 5 times more frequently in males than females, a dramatically sex-biased prevalence that suggests the involvement of sex-differential biological factors in modulating risk. The genomic scale of transcriptomic analyses of human brain tissue can provide an unbiased approach for identifying genes and associated functional processes at the intersection of sex-differential and ASD-impacted neurobiology.

Audra Sterling, PhD – Slide of the Week

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and fragile X syndrome (FXS) are neurodevelopmental disorders with overlapping pragmatic language impairments. Prior work suggests pragmatic language differences may run in families. This study examined specific pragmatic difficulties (i.e., linguistic mazes and perseverations) in boys (9–18 years) with idiopathic ASD (n = 26) and FXS+ASD (n = 29), and relationships with maternal maze use.