Parents in the United States tend to rate their children’s autism features as more severe than do parents in four other countries.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
A picture-based test is a fast and flexible way to assess intelligence in large studies of people with autism.
Scientists recognize women’s contributions, ‘autism’ can be a strike against a person awaiting organ transplant, and stunning science snapshots show cells, squid and sections of the brain.
In a new type of therapy for autism, parents talk or type into their phone or computer, and their words emerge in the voice of an animated character.
Children with an extra copy of the 15q11-13 chromosomal region, the second most common genetic abnormality in people with autism, have unusually strong brain waves called beta oscillations. The preliminary findings, presented Friday at the Dup15q Alliance Scientific Meeting in Orlando, Florida, suggest that beta oscillations could distinguish children with dup15q syndrome from those with other forms of autism.
A mutation that prevents some amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, from entering the brain may lead to autism.
About one in four children with autism hit, scratch or otherwise hurt themselves, suggests an analysis of school and medical records for more than 8,000 children.
People with autism who speak few or no words need tools that can help them communicate. Scientists could make this happen.