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January 2016
News

Autism rates among preschoolers signal gaps in detection

by  /  11 January 2016

The rate of autism among 4-year-olds is lower than that among 8-year-olds, suggesting that many children go undiagnosed until they start school.

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Week of JanuaryJan
4th
2016
News / Spotted

Empowering plan; autism army; mustache mismatch

by  /  8 January 2016

Hillary Clinton makes history with her autism plan, an Israeli army unit seeks soldiers on the spectrum, and there are more mustachioed medical department heads than female ones.

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November 2015
Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Alison Hill: Understanding obesity in autism

by  /  24 November 2015

Children with autism are more likely to be overweight or obese than their peers, but it’s unclear why, or what doctors should do about it.

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News

Autism’s rise tracks with drop in other childhood disorders

by  /  19 November 2015

The latest estimate of autism prevalence suggests the condition is more common than previously thought, and highlights the complexity in the seemingly simple statistic.

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News

Survey switch may explain rise in new autism stats

by  /  13 November 2015

About 1 in 45 children in the U.S. have autism, up 79 percent from the estimate for 2013. But there is more to the apparent jump in diagnoses than meets the eye.

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Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Stephen Blumberg: Tracking autism’s transience

by  /  3 November 2015

Roughly 13 percent of children with autism eventually lose their diagnosis, either because they outgrow it or because they never had autism to begin with.

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October 2015
Opinion / Viewpoint

Brains of girls, boys may mark distinct paths to autism

by  /  19 October 2015

Differences between the brains of men and women with autism may help explain why men are more susceptible to the condition and women appear to be protected from it.

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September 2015
News

Over next decade, cost of autism could escalate sharply

by  /  21 September 2015

Autism will cost the U.S. $268 billion this year — a price expected to balloon to $461 billion by 2025.

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August 2015
Week of AugustAug
24th
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Screening stance; outlawed words

by  /  28 August 2015

The debate about autism screening resurges, and psychologists want to blacklist the term “autism epidemic.”

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News

New study exposes flaws in estimates of autism prevalence

by  /  6 August 2015

A widely cited 2011 study that pegged autism prevalence in South Korea at a whopping 2.6 percent is inherently flawed because of the assumptions the researchers had to make, suggests a new analysis of the data. The findings have implications for estimates of autism prevalence anywhere in the world.

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