UBC researcher embraces big data, helping uncover deeper insights into the genetics of autism
Geneticist Dr. Suzanne Lewis discusses the genetics of autism and shares how a new initiative will advance research and potentially alter the future of diagnosis and treatment for Canadians living with autism
Jul 19, 2021
Mental health conditions alarmingly high among children with autism
Nearly 78 per cent of children with autism have at least one mental health condition and nearly half have two mental health conditions or more, according to a new U.S. study from UBC’s department of psychology and the AJ Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University (Pennsylvania).
Jan 19, 2021
Genetic variation explains why potential autism treatment doesn’t always work
A newly identified genetic variation may explain why a promising autism treatment therapy — oxytocin nasal spray — doesn’t work for everyone.
Oct 27, 2015
Can children with autism learn two languages?
UBC bilingualism expert Stefka Marinova-Todd says there’s no reason why children with autism should be discouraged from speaking another language, or two.
Apr 1, 2015
Canada needs national autism strategy
UBC’s Pat Mirenda is uncovering gaps in care, including long delays between when parents see signs and when children get diagnosed.
Mar 31, 2014