Toddlers with autism show less fear when confronted with something scary than do typical children or those with developmental delay.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: developmental delay
A pioneering project is showing how, 17 years since the first draft of the human genome, our genes are giving up their secrets and bringing hope to parents around the world.
Children who have a rare extra copy of one segment on chromosome 15 have better cognitive abilities and daily living skills than those with a duplication that forms an extra chromosome.
Children born to women who had diabetes or high blood pressure while pregnant may be at an increased risk of autism.
An app may help people with autism manage anxiety, adults on the spectrum share the items they use to self-soothe, and autistic children can pick up new words by overhearing them.
Mutations in certain genes contribute specifically to autism, and others only to developmental delay.
A single gene, OTUD7A, may account for most of the features seen in people missing a segment of chromosome 15 known as 15q13.3.
Children with autism do not show the burst of vocabulary growth that usually accompanies learning to walk.