The long-standing link between maternal infection during pregnancy and having a child with autism may reflect common genetic or environmental factors instead.
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The findings, based on Swedish national registry data, suggest a critical need to expand mental health services for autistic people.
Black and Hispanic people with autism in North Carolina are 15 and 37 percent less likely, respectively, to receive a Medicaid waiver than their white counterparts are.
Autism prevalence in the United States rose to 1 in 44 children in 2018, up from 1 in 54 in 2016.
Almost 60 percent of autistic people may have an average or above-average intelligence quotient, according to a new longitudinal study.
Brian Lee has transformed the science of linking prenatal experiences to a child’s chances of having autism; his work taps social skills as well as statistical acumen.
Children born to people given an epidural during labor do not have an increased chance of having autism, according to two new studies.
Hundreds of preschool-aged children in Kentucky began taking antipsychotic medicines in 2012, according to an analysis of Medicaid records. Lohr discusses what it will it take to get them behavioral therapies instead.
A Paris-born child psychiatrist, Fombonne has advanced bold positions on the cause, prevalence and nature of autism during a career spanning four countries.
Children born to mothers who take antipsychotic drugs during pregnancy are not more likely to have autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or to be born preterm or underweight.