Monthly Archives: October 2017

Adaptation and reinvention: Nicoleta Dascalu on using EU structural funds for harm reduction in Romania


Following a workshop in Budapest last autumn on how to secure sustainable funding for harm reduction in Central and Eastern Europe, Jeffrey Lazarus spoke with participants about what is working in their countries. The resulting interviews are part of the European Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT).

This time he interviewed Nicoleta Dascalu, who serves as project manager of the Romanian NGO Asociația Română Anti Sida (ARAS).


“Linguistic camouflage” could complicate the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in girls


We all find ourselves filling our sentences with “ums” and “uhs” when we speak; in boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), these subtle language patterns may indicate severity of social impairment. New research published in Molecular Autism explores how girls with ASD might use “um” and “uh” as a subtle form of linguistic camouflage, potentially complicating efforts to identify girls on the spectrum.