We asked three distinguished autism researchers to reflect on their first studies in the field.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
In a New York City after-school program, children with autism build social skills through a shared interest in trains.
Children with autism do not show the burst of vocabulary growth that usually accompanies learning to walk.
Adults on the spectrum explain the problem with eye contact, experts offer tips for students with autism considering college, and men with autism respond differently to the “smell of fear.”
Nonverbal children with autism don't show the typical wave of brain activity involved in linking objects with their names.
A test designed to capture the dynamic back-and-forth of conversation suggests the existence of a new language area in the brain.
Black parents are less likely than white parents to report concerns about autism features in their children, human brain organoids in rodent bodies raise ethical concerns, and science graduate programs in the United States have few American students.
The longer a child receives applied behavioral analysis, the greater her gains in language, daily living and other skills.
Some infants who have an older sibling with autism show weak brain signals at 3 months of age.