So-called ‘baby sibs’ watch adults’ faces just as much as children without autistic siblings do, but they don’t understand spoken language as well.
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More autistic women and girls report daily pain than do men and boys with the condition.
See autism research results distilled into simple visualizations, along with eye-opening statistics and datasets.
About 1.8 percent of schoolchildren in England are autistic, and the prevalence is highest among Black children, at about 2.1 percent.
Autism research and advocacy are continuing without input from the U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, but former members say the government needs the committee’s guidance now more than ever.
Autistic children who have difficulty managing their emotions are also likely to take medication and need assistance from emergency responders.
Aripiprazole, an antipsychotic medication marketed as Abilify, eases aggressive behavior in autistic children, but questions remain about its side effects.
Participants video chatted and tweeted their way through the Society for Neuroscience’s three-day virtual conference this week.
Children with dup15q syndrome may have telltale patterns of brain activity during sleep and get less non-REM sleep than neurotypical children do.