NEWS

International Society for Autism Research 2018

May 2018
Child with braids holding hand at the doctor's office
INSAR 2018

Canadian pediatricians may miss many children with autism

by  /  11 May 2018

Pediatricians disagree with specialists 25 percent of the time on whether a child should receive an autism diagnosis.

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Toddler and mother looking at iPad at doctor's office
INSAR 2018

Video-based app may be effective screen for autism

by  /  11 May 2018

Researchers have built a tablet-based tool that uses machine learning to make screening for autism easy and efficient.

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Chart, iPhone, watch
INSAR 2018

Wearable sensors may predict aggression in people with autism

by  /  10 May 2018

A small wristband gives caregivers a one-minute warning that an individual with autism is about to become aggressive toward himself or others.

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Toddler sitting in mother's lap at doctor's office
INSAR 2018

Mere observation may alter trajectory of autism

by  /  10 May 2018

Children with autism who participate in research beginning in infancy have less severe autism features than other children with the condition.

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Blond toddler
INSAR 2018

Problems with language, emotions predict social abilities in autism

by  /  10 May 2018

Language difficulties and emotional challenges such as anxiety or aggression in children with autism at age 3 predict their social skills at around age 5.

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Two brains with sections lit up
INSAR 2018

Social smells evoke unusual responses in people with autism

by  /  10 May 2018

People with autism use different brain regions than typical people do to distinguish between the scents of familiar and unfamiliar individuals.

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INSAR 2018

Scans reveal sex difference in brain thinning during childhood

by  /  9 May 2018

Part of the brain’s outer layer thins too quickly with age in boys with autism, but not in girls with the condition.

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