‘Trans’ people with autism express a gender at odds with societal expectations, or reject the male-female divide entirely. Many are breaking new ground on how identity is defined — and what it means to also have autism.
Diagnosing autism is an evolving science but a crucial first step to understanding the disorder.
After a steady climb since 2000, the prevalence of autism among school-age children appears to have stalled at 1 in 68.
Most children who have both autism and intellectual disability take their first steps on time or earlier than those with other conditions.
A new test claims to assess a child’s risk of autism based on abnormal folds in the placenta, but there is little evidence to support its use.
The rate of autism among 4-year-olds is lower than that among 8-year-olds, suggesting that many children go undiagnosed until they start school.
Instead of debating about whether to screen all children for autism, we should be looking for better ways to identify children at risk and help them access services.