Autism is unusually common among blind people, and children with autism are more likely to have vision problems than their typical peers. Understanding why could lead to better therapies for autism for autism.
A growing number of studies are revealing circuits that may underlie social challenges in autism — and how to fine-tune them.
Growing ranks of researchers on the spectrum are overcoming barriers — from neurotypical bias to sensory sensitivities — to shape autism science.
The overproduction of proteins in brain cells called microglia causes social impairments, cognitive deficits and repetitive behavior in male mice, a new study has found.
Sheltering in place is especially hard for autistic children who dread changes in routine and who may have learned to repress their ways of managing stress. Here are tips to help them cope.
Mice missing DLG2, a protein central to neuronal activity, are anxious, sleep poorly and overgroom themselves.
Toddlers who sleep poorly or overreact or underreact to sensory stimuli have more repetitive behaviors and other autism traits later in childhood.
A short, widely used screening survey for autism called the AQ-10 may not be reliable for measuring traits of the condition in the general population.