People with autism aren’t easily surprised, the social camouflage some girls and women with autism use may preclude diagnosis, and autism-related genes are rooted deep in human ancestry.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Roughly 23 of every 10,000 children in India have autism, according to the country’s first rigorous estimate of autism prevalence.
The odds of getting an autism diagnosis depend on where in the United States a person lives.
Having fevers while pregnant boosts the risk of having a child with autism, according to a study of more than 95,000 women.
Children with autism are more likely than their neurotypical peers to have any of a host of medical conditions.
The evidence linking autism and maternal infections grows, special neuron recipes are in development, a CRISPR pioneer envisions unicorns, and 23andMe delivers empathy data.
Coaching parents to provide early social stimulation may improve outcomes for children with autism.
Community mental health clinics, which serve millions of Americans, can help identify adults with undiagnosed autism — and change their lives for the better.
Children born to parents who are unusually young or old stand an increased chance of having features of autism or other psychiatric conditions.