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Almost one-third of autistic children in the United States live in poverty

by  /  19 August 2020

Children younger than age 5 and Black and Hispanic children on the spectrum experience the most financial hardships.

Researcher connections: Understanding a decade of collaborations in autism research

by  /  12 June 2020

Spectrum reviewed more than 35,000 journal articles and nearly 6,700 grants to home in on a highly interconnected network of 150 scientists who are advancing autism research through collaboration.

Quarantine may hit autistic women and children hardest

by  /  6 May 2020

The coronavirus lockdown has radically disrupted autistic people’s schedules and access to services, according to a new survey.

Analysis pins down prevalence of mental health conditions in autism

by  /  7 October 2019

Eight mental health conditions occur unusually often in autistic people, a new analysis suggests.

Psychotropic drugs frequently prescribed for autistic people

by  /  11 February 2019

About one in three autistic people in the United Kingdom is prescribed drugs designed to alter brain function.

National surveys estimate U.S. autism prevalence at 1 in 40

by  /  3 December 2018

About 1 in 40 children in the United States has autism, according to a survey conducted in 2016. Roughly 30 percent of those children were not being treated for the condition at the time.

Some conditions tend to accompany autism in pairs

by  /  12 September 2018

Children with autism are more likely to have both sleep problems and constipation than would be expected based on the prevalence of each of those conditions.

Numerous health problems burden young adults with autism

by  /  14 June 2018

Young people with autism have more psychiatric and medical conditions than do their typical peers or those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Children with autism bear brunt of antipsychotic drugs

by  /  18 April 2018

Children with autism are more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medications earlier and for longer periods than are their typical peers.

Autism in fragile X syndrome tied to seizures, sleep problems

by  /  25 October 2017

In people with fragile X syndrome, autism is often accompanied by seizures, trouble falling or staying asleep and anxiety.