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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: developmental delay

April 2016

Rising star: Somer Bishop fine-tunes autism diagnosis

by  /  28 April 2016

Somer Bishop is launching a revolution in autism diagnosis, creating faster, more precise tools that speed research and better capture the full spectrum of autism symptoms.

March 2016

U.S. stats show autism rate reaching possible plateau

by  /  31 March 2016

After a steady climb since 2000, the prevalence of autism among school-age children appears to have stalled at 1 in 68.


The measure of a life

by  /  30 March 2016

Terms such as ‘low-functioning’ often used to describe people with autism, are misleading and stigmatizing. Tracking people’s daily lives over time may offer a clearer picture of life with the condition.


Many toddlers with autism and low intelligence walk on time

by  /  25 March 2016

Most children who have both autism and intellectual disability take their first steps on time or earlier than those with other conditions.

February 2016

Obesity, diabetes in mother up autism risk for child

by  /  12 February 2016

The combination of obesity and diabetes in a pregnant woman substantially increases the likelihood that her child will have autism.

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January 2016

DNA duplication does not dictate intelligence, other traits

by  /  15 January 2016

People with an extra copy of the autism-linked chromosomal region 16p11.2 have a range of characteristics, suggesting that other genetic factors are at play.

November 2015

Many ‘baby sibs’ without autism face challenges at school age

by  /  27 November 2015

Nearly half of siblings of children with autism have difficulties with attention, language, learning or mood.

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Survey switch may explain rise in new autism stats

by  /  13 November 2015

About 1 in 45 children in the U.S. have autism, up 79 percent from the estimate for 2013. But there is more to the apparent jump in diagnoses than meets the eye.

October 2015

Double-dose mutation in language gene points to new syndrome

by  /  21 October 2015

Researchers have defined a new syndrome that results from carrying two mutated copies of CNTNAP2, a gene linked to autism.

September 2015

Large genome scan turns up new autism addresses

by  /  29 September 2015

An analysis of blood samples from nearly 17,000 individuals with autism points to new regions of the genome likely to be involved in the disorder.