The American Academy of Pediatrics has, for the first time in 12 years, overhauled its recommendations for identifying and supporting autistic children.
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People who have mutations in a gene called PHF21A tend to have a constellation of traits and conditions, including autism.
Children who are born with mild heart problems are more likely to be autistic than their typical peers are.
Autistic children who lose words reach key milestones earlier than autistic children without language regression.
More than two-thirds of toddlers flagged for autism do not get assessed for the condition by specialists.
A new survey suggests autism prevalence has more than doubled over nine years, but the numbers may reflect only a rise in awareness and better data collection.
The loss of 21 genes on chromosome 3 may substantially raise the risk of autism.
Young autistic children may fall into three groups based on the number and type of co-occurring conditions they have.
The lack of people with intellectual disability in studies of autism has a profound effect on our understanding of the condition.