Rapid growth and inadequate standards in the ‘applied behavior analysis’ industry may put vulnerable children in the hands of poorly prepared technicians.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Less than 9 percent of autistic adolescents in the United States receive the recommended guidance on the transition from pediatric to adult healthcare.
Parents say the so-called ‘rapid prompting method’ unlocks hidden talents in their minimally verbal autistic children, but researchers question whether the words produced are the child’s own.
Children with autism have trouble learning that faces convey information, which may explain their tendency to miss social cues.
Autistic adults have more job opportunities than they used to, and a small neurodiverse workforce is thriving — but mainly at select companies that invest heavily in such employees.
People with autism show significant improvements in cognitive ability from age 12 to 23 years, but their autism traits remain stable over this time.
A new resource that details the ages at which children attain milestones such as speaking and walking could help clinicians spot autism sooner.
A new study supports the view that songbirds offer a good model to study speech learning in autistic children.