Hearing difficulties and autism often overlap, exacerbating autism traits and complicating diagnoses.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Autistic people who carry mutations in a gene called PTEN have distinct behavioral and motor problems.
Special diets that eliminate certain foods or contain added supplements have minimal impact on autism traits, according to a review of 27 clinical trials.
Clinical trials of autism treatments rarely use a consistent set of tools to measure efficacy, making it tough to compare the treatments.