Communication problems have always been considered a core feature of autism. Yet there are substantial and wide-ranging differences in how people with autism communicate.
People on the spectrum often have subtle problems using language or making facial expressions. Pinpointing where those difficulties originate may help ease their social communication.
The way children view both social and nonsocial situations may be determined at least in part by their genes.
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Employers discover the perks of having staffers on the spectrum, robots deliver autism therapy, and Jennifer Doudna of CRISPR fame recounts her nightmares.
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Artist Leironica Hawkins feels comfortable making eye contact with only some people.
The reasons some people with autism don’t make eye contact may differ between childhood and adulthood.
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