This year’s top papers deepen our understanding of autism’s genetics and reveal mixed results from trials of autism therapies.
Autistic people described as ‘high functioning’ because they do not have intellectual disability often still struggle with daily living skills.
Nearly all children who lose their autism diagnosis have other conditions, such as anxiety and language and behavioral disorders.
For autistic people, social difficulties may contribute to troubles with daily living — from brushing teeth to taking a bus.
A much-touted behavioral therapy for autism, the Early Start Denver Model, may not be as effective as its creators had hoped.
Watch the complete replay of Ivan Iossifov discussing the genetic basis of autism’s features.
A count of genetic variants may help predict a person’s risk of various conditions — but its clinical use prompts ethical questions.
Scientists are finding new ways to test cognition in autistic individuals who speak little or not at all.
The proportion of studies that include people with a severe form of autism has fallen over the past three decades.