A new set of charts shows how brain connections can change as children grow, and can serve as a reference for detecting problems with attention.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Identical twins, who have virtually the same genetic material, show highly similar patterns of eye movements when looking at faces, suggesting that social gaze is hardwired.
Most children who have both autism and intellectual disability take their first steps on time or earlier than those with other conditions.
Infant girls at risk for autism pay more attention to social cues in faces than do boys at the same risk and low-risk infants.
Some people with autism have an exceptional talent for music, math, art or language. What accounts for their extraordinary brains?
Roughly 13 percent of children with autism eventually lose their diagnosis, either because they outgrow it or because they never had autism to begin with.
Children who have both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism receive their autism diagnosis an average of four years later than those who have autism alone.
Children who carry an extra copy of part of chromosome 7 have symptoms ranging from social phobia to speech impediments. About one-third of them show signs of autism, according to the first systematic analysis of people with 7q11.23 duplication syndrome.