Girls with autism traits have fewer problems with social communication than boys do early on, but their skills worsen by adolescence.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Female mice may compensate for the loss of a piece of chromosome 16 better than male mice do.
Girls with an autism diagnosis have more severe impairments in social communication than boys with the diagnosis.
A greater proportion of 3-year-old girls than boys with autism have psychiatric features such as anxiety and moodiness.
A researcher proposes splitting autism into subtypes, mitochondria make neurotransmitters, and highly successful grantees may face a funding cap.
The DSM-5 acknowledges how gender shapes autism more than any previous diagnostic manual has, but it’s time to fold in a few new findings.
Girls with autism may have less severe restricted and repetitive behaviors than do boys on the spectrum.
A woman with autism had to fight for her sterilization surgery, a mother’s tactics with her son on the spectrum generate controversy, and gifted students with autism have unique struggles.
How the brain’s immune cells develop in ‘germ-free’ mice might help explain why autism is more prevalent in boys than girls.