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Spectrum: Autism Research News


Emily Elert

Freelance Writer & Illustrator,

August 2014

Autism may lower risk of childhood injuries

by  /  22 August 2014

Children with autism often appear to be clumsy, but in fact the disorder may protect them from injury, suggests a study published in the July-August issue of Academic Pediatrics.


Parents’ mental illness raises risk of autism

by  /  8 August 2014

Severe mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in a parent significantly ups autism risk.

June 2014

Education biggest contributor to autism’s high costs

by  /  27 June 2014

In the U.S. and U.K., education is the largest cost associated with caring for children with autism.