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Autistica's Discovery Network

Autism research is slow and expensive. And there’s no guarantee that it will produce anything useful. But it’s the only long-term potential solution to solving autism.

Autistica’s Discover is a virtual online network, the first network for interested parties to learn about or take part in research studies and surveys.  The volunteer group is designed for those on the autistic spectrum themselves and their families and caretakers, and for non-profit organizations such as care providers and special schools…

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Prenatal exposure to air pollution increases autism risk in children

A new study says children prenatally exposed to air pollution have a high risk of developing autism spectrum disorder. Many experts think the air pollution has a minimal effect on whether a child develops autism. One researcher pointed to another potential cause that the study neglected to consider.

"This study does not provide evidence that air pollution causes autism." Said James Cusack, director of science at U.K.-based Autistica. However, the study's lead author thinks his work has helped to narrow down the list for potential causes…

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