A panel of autism scientists and advocates is charged with a tall order: making recommendations for the care of autistic people worldwide.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
The prevalence of autism among school-aged children in Qatar is higher than the worldwide average.
A national survey that estimates autism prevalence includes too few black families to yield accurate data for that demographic.
Boys and girls with autism get virtually identical scores on three commonly used diagnostic tests, suggesting that sex doesn’t affect the scores.
Some autistic children’s communication and motor skills begin to decelerate between 9 and 18 months — years before the average age of diagnosis.
A new network in the Netherlands is focused on problems and solutions specific to autistic girls and women.
Nearly all children who lose their autism diagnosis have other conditions, such as anxiety and language and behavioral disorders.
The prevalence of autism in 4-year-old children in the United States increased to match a previously reported rise in 8-year-old children, but children are still being evaluated later than is ideal.