NEWS

International Society for Autism Research 2019

INSAR 2019
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Takeaways from INSAR 2019

by  /  6 May 2019
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Reactions from INSAR 2019

by  /  4 May 2019
The autism research community is gathering in Montreal, Canada, this week for the meeting of the International Society for Autism Research.
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Child in magnetoencephalograph (MEG) scanner

Brains of minimally verbal autistic children respond slowly to sound

by  /  4 May 2019
Several of the brain’s responses to sound are sluggish in autistic children who speak few or no words, compared with those who are verbal.
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Arab family walking on the autumn beach
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First estimate of autism prevalence in Qatar finds high numbers

by  /  4 May 2019

The prevalence of autism among school-aged children in Qatar is higher than the worldwide average.

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Genetic background may alter effect of autism mutations

by  /  4 May 2019

A person’s genetic makeup can ease or worsen the effect of mutations linked to autism.

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A depressed young woman in a tunnel
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History of self-harm adds to suicide risk in autistic people

by  /  4 May 2019

People with autism who harm themselves are more than 30 times as likely as the general population to commit suicide. The risk is especially pronounced among girls and women on the spectrum.

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African american woman alone in medical setting
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Landmark summit on autism health care kicks off

by  /  4 May 2019

A panel of autism scientists and advocates is charged with a tall order: making recommendations for the care of autistic people worldwide.

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Many autistic children contemplate suicide, screens suggest

by  /  4 May 2019

About 10 percent of autistic children have suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

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Signs of autism may be heard early in infancy

by  /  4 May 2019

Autistic infants as young as 4 months may have fewer verbal exchanges with their caregivers than their peers do.

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U.S. autism prevalence in black children based on few families

by  /  4 May 2019

A national survey that estimates autism prevalence includes too few black families to yield accurate data for that demographic.

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Depression may skew autistic people’s results from tests

by  /  3 May 2019

Depression may influence how people with autism perform on tests of social function.

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Two twin girls wearing blue kneeling down on the ground.
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Early life experiences may shift severity of autism

by  /  3 May 2019

A child’s environment exerts a strong influence on the severity of her autism, a study of identical twins suggests.

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More than half of young autistic children have language delays

by  /  3 May 2019

Most 4-year-old autistic children cannot string more than two words together.

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