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New Film Aims to Help Professionals Identify Autism in Children

New Film Aims to Help Professionals Identify Autism in Children | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A clever film aiming to increase awareness of the different signs of autism in different children for professional use has just launched

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ESRC has contributed funding to this film. 

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New research sheds light on why suicide is more common in autistic people

New research sheds light on why suicide is more common in autistic people | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The survey-style study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), found there were important factors that are unique to being autistic which explain why autistic people may be at higher risk of suicide, including; unmet support needs, and 'camouflaging' or 'masking' autism to try and 'fit in' in social situations. 

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This research was funded by ESRC.

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New test to help diagnose autism in adults

University psychologists have developed the first self-assessment test designed to help clinicians diagnose autism in adults.

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The research cited in the article was completed by a PhD student who is in receipt of an ESRC Studentship.

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Masculine features support 'extreme male brain' theory of autism spectrum disorder

Recent research from Bangor University has revealed a new spin to a long-standing theory of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).
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The article cites Naomi Scott who completed this research as part of her ESRC-funded PhD.

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Training needed for autism interviews

Training needed for autism interviews | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Conventional police interview techniques are not effective for people with autism, recent research has revealed.

The study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and undertaken by researchers from City University London and the University of Bath, examined which techniques do and do not work when police interview those suffering from autism.

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The article refers to the Experiences of Autism and Policing event held as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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Thousands of autistic girls and women 'going undiagnosed' due to gender bias | Society | The Guardian

Thousands of autistic girls and women 'going undiagnosed' due to gender bias | Society | The Guardian | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Number of girls and women with the condition in UK may be vastly underestimated, leading neuroscientist says
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New test to help diagnose autism in adults

New test to help diagnose autism in adults. University psychologists have developed the first self-assessment test designed to help clinicians diagnose

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Research, by Sarah Barrett at the Wales Autism Research Centrelooking at the extent to which adults are affected by repetitive behaviours – one of the criteria used to diagnose autism – has been funded by the ESRC.

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Brenda Zamora's curator insight, May 10, 2017 1:26 AM

This article mentions the improvements in order to be able to diagnose adults with Autism. It explains different ways in which tests are conducted as well as how they conclude a diagnosis such as with behaviors or routines. 

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Video-based therapy might benefit babies at risk of autism

Video-based therapy for families with babies at risk of autism improves infants' engagement, attention and social behavior, and might reduce the likelihood of such children developing autism, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.
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The project cited in the article was part-funded by the ESRC.

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Conventional police interview techniques are not effective for people with autism

Police find interviewing and interacting with witnesses and suspects with autism a real challenge, a study has revealed - highlighting that the ways officers have been taught to in...

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The article refers to the Experiences of Autism and Policing event held as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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Why early diagnosis of autism in children is a good thing

Why early diagnosis of autism in children is a good thing | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Many children with autism are put on waiting lists and miss out on early behavioural interventions and other benefits because health professionals are reluctant to diagnose autism early out of fear of labelling young children.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Millenium Cohort Study based at the Institute of Education University of London

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Brenda Zamora's curator insight, May 10, 2017 12:59 AM

This article has to do with why it is important to diagnose Autism in the earlier stages of a child. it also mentions how sometimes due to early diagnosis some children will "grow out of Autism" and not fit the criteria for those children under Autism. It is important to diagnose at an early stage, but sometimes doctors are reluctant to do so because sometimes children may be too young.