Girls with autism may not get a diagnosis because certain features of the condition look different in them than they do in boys.
The fewer hours of sleep children with autism get, the more severe their features, according to a study of more than 2,700 children with the condition.
Children with autism who have both severe repetitive behaviors and sensory sensitivities tend to have had unusually structured nerve tracts in infancy.
Understanding autism features in children who were deprived of social contact as infants could offer clues to the condition.
Watch the complete replay of Michael Platt’s webinar discussing monkey models for autism.
Replacing the microbes that inhabit the gut may ease digestive troubles and social difficulties in children with autism.
Children whose parents have a condition such as autism tend to have severe restricted interests and repetitive behaviors, even if they don’t have a diagnosis themselves.
In a new type of therapy for autism, parents talk or type into their phone or computer, and their words emerge in the voice of an animated character.