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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: developmental delay

October 2016
diagonal shadow of a family--parents and a girl

Parents miss signs of autism in their daughters

by  /  5 October 2016

Parents of girls with autism are significantly less likely than those of boys with the condition to voice concerns about their child’s social behavior.


Banned toxins in mothers’ blood tied to autism risk

by  /  3 October 2016

High levels of chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls in a pregnant woman’s blood may raise the risk of autism in her child.

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September 2016

Webinar: Maureen Durkin dissects the epidemiology of autism

 /  28 September 2016

Watch the complete replay of Maureen Durkin’s webinar, in which she discussed the epidemiology of autism and intellectual disability, including changes in the prevalence of each condition.

August 2016

Siblings of children with autism may show early setbacks

by  /  31 August 2016

About 1 in 10 toddlers who have an older sibling with autism have cognitive and motor delays.

July 2016
Photo: Bernardo Pace and his daughter Gina stand together, looking at each other and embracing.

The most terrifying childhood condition you’ve never heard of

by  /  6 July 2016

Childhood disintegrative disorder, a rare and severe condition, rapidly melts away a child’s abilities. A new theory proposes that this little-known condition turns back the developmental clock.

June 2016

Mom’s immune markers flag autism with intellectual disability

by  /  20 June 2016

Pregnant women with elevated levels of certain immune molecules are at increased risk of having a child with both autism and intellectual disability.

May 2016

Weak immune response in women may up autism risk in children

by  /  27 May 2016

High levels of an inflammatory protein in pregnant women may lower the risk of autism in their children.


Analysis of syndrome weakens gene’s link to autism

by  /  20 May 2016

Mutations in an autism-linked gene called AUTS2 do not cause the condition’s core social features, according to the most comprehensive clinical portrait to date.


Firsthand experience with autism can spark new science

by  /  12 May 2016

Meeting people with autism can give scientists new ideas and the motivation to pursue long-term studies.


Rare mutations in gene underlie new subtype of autism

by  /  6 May 2016

Mutations in a gene called POGZ lead to a constellation of traits, including a small head, developmental delay and, often, autism.

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