The mood-stabilizing drug lithium seems to ease repetitive behaviors seen in mice missing SHANK3, an autism gene.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Toddlers who sleep poorly or overreact or underreact to sensory stimuli have more repetitive behaviors and other autism traits later in childhood.
Autistic children and adults report having poor physical and mental health and quality of life compared with the general population.
The National Institutes of Health is offering autism researchers who are coping with the coronavirus pandemic flexibility with their grant applications, budgets and progress reports.
Individuals with mutations in an autism gene called TRIO may have a range of conditions, including intellectual disability and anomalous head size.
Autism prevalence in the United States continues to rise, according to a new study of 8-year-old children in 11 states. Boys are 4.3 times as likely as girls are to have autism, a ratio that is consistent with previous estimates.
Autistic infants as young as 6 months display subtle signs of the condition, according to a study of visual attention.
The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered universities and institutes, leaving scientists scrambling to continue their research.
Most of the top contenders for the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination have released comprehensive plans for disability policies.
Black children with autism who are hospitalized for psychiatric problems are more impaired than their white peers. Socioeconomic factors may explain the difference.