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International Society for Autism Research 2019

May 2019
an autistic boy in a field
INSAR 2019

Repetitive behaviors ease with age in most autistic children

by  /  3 May 2019

Restricted and repetitive behaviors decrease significantly in about 75 percent of autistic children from age 3 to 11.

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a boy in red knocking on a wall
INSAR 2019

Sensory sensitivity may forecast self-injury in autistic children

by  /  3 May 2019

Autistic infants who have extreme responses to sights, sounds or textures tend to harm themselves as toddlers.

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INSAR 2019

Severe heart conditions may increase odds of autism

by  /  3 May 2019

Autism is more common among children who have undergone open heart surgery for a congenital heart condition than it is in the general population.

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Young girl sleeping in the bed
INSAR 2019

Sleep struggles in autistic people may have genetic basis

by  /  3 May 2019

Autistic children may be more likely than their unaffected siblings to carry mutations in genes linked to sleep.

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Toddler having head measured at clinic
INSAR 2019

With its targets, top autism gene may define a form of the condition

by  /  3 May 2019

Children with mutations either in CHD8 — a top autism gene — or in genes that CHD8 controls share similar characteristics.

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A group of boys and girls holding hands walking on a school hallway
INSAR 2019

Diagnostic tests don’t miss girls with autism, study suggests

by  /  2 May 2019

Boys and girls with autism get virtually identical scores on three commonly used diagnostic tests, suggesting that sex doesn’t affect the scores.

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INSAR 2019

Gaze patterns in toddlers may predict autism

by  /  2 May 2019

The gaze of children as young as 16 months old may help predict whether they have autism and reveal finer-grained details, such as their verbal and social abilities.

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INSAR 2019

Gut woes common, but not unique, among children with autism

by  /  2 May 2019

Autistic children are more likely to have gastrointestinal problems than typical children are, but no more so than children with other brain conditions.

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Mother offers toys to toddler
INSAR 2019

Autistic children’s decline in development may begin at 9 months

by  /  1 May 2019

Some autistic children’s communication and motor skills begin to decelerate between 9 and 18 months — years before the average age of diagnosis.

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April 2019
seated crowd using silent applause, "flappause" to show appreciation for a speaker
INSAR 2019

Tensions ride high despite reshuffle at autism science meeting

by  /  29 April 2019

The International Society for Autism Research faces a thorny problem: how to please a diverse mix of attendees who have radically different goals.

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