About 0.7 percent of children in China aged 6 to 12 — and 1.15 percent of 10- and 11-year-olds in Greece — have autism, figures that are consistent with prevalence estimates elsewhere.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
A common autism screening tool misses more than 70 percent of autistic toddlers but flags more than 80 percent of non-autistic toddlers who have intellectual disability.
Autism prevalence differs between Latino and white children in part due to structural inequalities within the U.S. education and healthcare systems. Social workers are in a prime position to help.
Most toddlers who screen positive for autism do not receive the recommended referrals for follow-up tests or therapies.
Nearly half of autistic children may show substantial changes in the severity of their autism traits from ages 3 to 6, according to a new study.
Researchers and clinicians need fast, effective tools to measure quality of life in autistic people.
Some people who have lost the diagnosis of Asperger syndrome say they feel a loss of identity and worry about a loss of services.