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.
Children with autism have trouble learning that faces convey information, which may explain their tendency to miss social cues.
Long known as the director of movement, the cerebellum may also coordinate social and cognitive abilities, including those central to autism.
Autistic adults may not experience the typical age-related decline in brain regions related to vision.
The pupils of babies later diagnosed with autism shrink more in response to light than those of their typical peers.