People with autism show significant improvements in cognitive ability from age 12 to 23 years, but their autism traits remain stable over this time.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
The mutation that causes Angelman syndrome makes neurons hyperexcitable, which may explain the frequent seizures that most people with the syndrome have.
Few of the most popular early treatments for autism are supported by strong evidence, according to two new studies.
The first rigorous estimate of autism in Catalonia, Spain, has found a prevalence on par with that in the United States; an independent study in Iran, meanwhile, has found a prevalence that lags far behind.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has, for the first time in 12 years, overhauled its recommendations for identifying and supporting autistic children.
People with mutations in CHD8, a top autism gene, tend to be tall and have large heads.
The hemispheres in autistic people’s brains are more symmetrical than those of their typical peers, but it is unclear what this difference means.
Pregnant women’s use of acetaminophen may increase the odds of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in their children.
After a decade of working with the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation, Geraldine Bliss has co-founded a new organization to develop therapies for the condition.