Autistic people have unusual responses to ‘affective touch,’ which conveys social and emotional information. Their responses may reveal how autism begins.
The relatives of autistic people often have mild traits of the condition. Studying these family members could broaden our understanding of autism.
Researchers say they are unimpressed with a study that underpins a tech company’s new digital therapy for autism.
Genetics may govern a person’s ability to pay attention to social cues.
An evaluation of 11 tests of social skills has identified 8 that give credible results in autistic adults.
For autistic people, social difficulties may contribute to troubles with daily living — from brushing teeth to taking a bus.
Watch the complete replay of Jill Silverman discussing using rat models to study neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism.
Autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder frequently accompany each other; Scientists are studying both to understand how they differ.
A brain region that orchestrates responses to social cues and aids decision-making may be off tempo in autism.