Girls with autism may not get a diagnosis because certain features of the condition look different in them than they do in boys.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
International Meeting for Autism Research 2017
Between the ages of 2 and 8, intelligence increases in half of children with autism. In some of these children, intellectual disability gives way to average intelligence.
Asking parents autism screening questions orally instead of in writing may capture more young Latino children who have the condition.
People with autism are more than four times as likely as their typical peers to be admitted to the hospital after harming themselves. And many people with autism frequently entertain thoughts about suicide.
Mouse models of autism share a key structural anomaly: an unusually small cerebellum, a region that coordinates movement.
A new study in South Carolina has found a prevalence of 3.62 percent for autism, or roughly 1 in 28 children.
Infants who are later diagnosed with autism show inconsistent patterns of brain waves in response to the same sound.
Pediatricians are failing to identify 80 percent of toddlers who need an evaluation for autism, and are missing nearly twice as many girls as boys.
Children with autism and low cognitive ability show the most improvement when placed in classrooms with typical children rather than in special-education groups.
A video-based screening tool can flag infants who are later diagnosed with autism as early as 6 months.