Five years after its latest revision, the manual used to diagnose autism is back under scrutiny, as evidence suggests it excludes some people on the spectrum.
A new neuroimaging device that is worn like a helmet enables researchers to map the functional activity of a person’s brain as she moves her head.
Girls with autism may have less severe restricted and repetitive behaviors than do boys on the spectrum.
With a growing acknowledgement of self-awareness in people with autism, self-report questionnaires are gaining popularity in research and clinical practice.
A single gene, OTUD7A, may account for most of the features seen in people missing a segment of chromosome 15 known as 15q13.3.
Many researchers question the value of three early mouse models of autism, but the models have their staunch supporters.
Using a new task to test resistance to change in autism, we are developing leads for treatments for this troublesome trait.
Parents who have one child with an autism diagnosis can more accurately spot signs of the condition in their younger child at 12 months of age than clinicians can.
A new questionnaire assesses the frequency and severity of various behaviors in children with autism.
People with autism who are admitted to the hospital for self-injury tend to have low intelligence quotients and severe repetitive behaviors.