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Diagnosing autism is an evolving science but a crucial first step to understanding the disorder.

May 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

Novel autism treatment translates well to South Asian nations

by  /  9 May 2017

An innovative approach allows families with autism in India or Pakistan to practice communication strategies at home.

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News / Toolbox

New test captures subtle social difficulties in adults with autism

by  /  5 May 2017

In the Strange Stories Film Task, people interpret scenes in a video for white lies, jokes and irony.

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April 2017
News

Estimate of autism’s sex ratio reaches new low

by  /  27 April 2017

A massive new analysis drops the ratio of boys to girls who qualify for an autism diagnosis to about 3-to-1.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Romanian orphans reveal clues to origins of autism

by  /  25 April 2017

Understanding autism features in children who were deprived of social contact as infants could offer clues to the condition.

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News

Precocious baby teeth signal rare form of autism

by  /  20 April 2017

Most children with a rare autism-linked mutation develop baby teeth one to two years earlier than usual.

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News

Parent reports of autism features vary by country

by  /  13 April 2017

Parents in the United States tend to rate their children’s autism features as more severe than do parents in four other countries.

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News

Sex differences among people with autism may be minimal

by  /  12 April 2017

Autism looks similar in girls and boys, suggest results from a large study.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Early brain enlargement augurs distinct form of autism

by  /  11 April 2017

A minority of boys with autism have brains that are unusually large relative to their bodies — a trait tied to regression and intellectual disability.

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News

Screening status quo misses most children with autism

by  /  3 April 2017

Most children with autism go undiagnosed until after age 3, and many of these children remain undiagnosed until after they reach school age.

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March 2017
News

DNA deletion sparks separate outcomes of autism, schizophrenia

by  /  16 March 2017

In children with a deletion on chromosome 22, having autism does not boost the risk of developing schizophrenia later in life.

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