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The paper “Better to be equal? - Challenges to equality for cognitively-able children with ASD in a social decision game” by Eva Schmitz and others has been accepted for publication in Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice. In this study, typically-developing (TD) children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were examined on their prioritization of equality while playing a social decision game. A main finding was that all children were more likely to choose for equality when this did not violate their self-interest, but only children with ASD more often neglected the equality principle when this led to instrumental gain. This study has been conducted in close cooperation with Sussex University, Brighton, UK, and Center for Autism, Leiden.