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February 2012
Opinion

Autism in Africa

by  /  7 February 2012

In Africa, children with autism tend to be diagnosed much later, and are more likely to be nonverbal, than their counterparts in the U.S., according to a new review.

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January 2012
Opinion

Autism’s cost

by  /  10 January 2012

New numbers are shedding light on just how much it costs to care for children with autism — and, importantly, what is driving those costs.

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News

Clinical research: Twin study links low birth weight to autism

by  /  6 January 2012

When twins differ in their diagnosis of autism, the twin with the lower birth weight is about three times more likely to develop the disorder than his or her sibling, according to a study published in the December issue of Psychological Medicine.

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December 2011
Opinion

Adult decisions

by  /  20 December 2011

A new report outlines priorities for studying adults with autism, ranging from designing diagnostic tests to the most effective models of long-term care.

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Opinion

Beyond stigma

by  /  2 December 2011

In China, some parents of children with developmental disorders seek help — sometimes hundreds of miles from home — but have trouble getting it because of poor healthcare infrastructure, high costs, long lines and doctors’ lack of awareness.

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November 2011
Opinion

Chinese survey says…

by  /  8 November 2011

Knowledge of autism in China is spotty, according to a large survey published last month.

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October 2011
News

Autism rates higher among adults with low birth weight

by  /  31 October 2011

Autism prevalence is five times higher in young adults born weighing 2,000 grams or less compared with controls, according to a study published 17 October in Pediatrics.

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News

Clinical research: Income has no effect on rates of autism

by  /  25 October 2011

A large epidemiological study in Utah that relies on tax information and health records shows that income level does not affect the odds of having a child with autism or intellectual disability.

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September 2011
Opinion

Out of Africa

by  /  6 September 2011

The handful of studies of autism in Africa suggest that only the most severely affected children are seen in clinics.

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News

First mouse model of Timothy syndrome debuts

by  /  5 September 2011

Researchers have created the first mouse model of Timothy syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes heart defects and autism. The findings appeared 30 August in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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