Cut off from clients by the pandemic, clinicians are turning to video conferencing and other technologies to diagnose children with autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Doctors often conflate autism and intellectual disability, and no wonder: The biological distinction between them is murky. Scientific progress depends on knowing where the conditions intersect — and part ways.
A new blood test can identify within seven hours whether a person carries the genetic mutation underlying fragile X syndrome.
A short, widely used screening survey for autism called the AQ-10 may not be reliable for measuring traits of the condition in the general population.
Autism prevalence in the United States continues to rise, according to a new study of 8-year-old children in 11 states. Boys are 4.3 times as likely as girls are to have autism, a ratio that is consistent with previous estimates.
Researchers are using machine learning to improve diagnostic predictions of autism, create interactive support robots, and more.
Autistic infants as young as 6 months display subtle signs of the condition, according to a study of visual attention.
Providing training for primary-care clinicians and for families can go a long way to lowering the average age of autism diagnosis and helping children get the services they need.
Black children with autism who are hospitalized for psychiatric problems are more impaired than their white peers. Socioeconomic factors may explain the difference.
A new jumpsuit is fitted with sensors that can track and classify an infant’s posture and movements.