The gaze of children as young as 16 months old may help predict whether they have autism and reveal finer-grained details, such as their verbal and social abilities.
Diagnosing autism is an evolving science but a crucial first step to understanding the disorder.
Boys and girls with autism get virtually identical scores on three commonly used diagnostic tests, suggesting that sex doesn’t affect the scores.
A new network in the Netherlands is focused on problems and solutions specific to autistic girls and women.
The prevalence of autism in 4-year-old children in the United States increased to match a previously reported rise in 8-year-old children, but children are still being evaluated later than is ideal.
Parents of children with rare autism-linked mutations are banding together for support and to join forces with scientists, accelerating the pace of research.
Australia has become the latest country to establish guidelines for diagnosing autism, but getting clinicians to comply may be difficult.
Doctors can now order a blood test that its makers say may help flag autism, but experts say the test is not appropriate for use in clinics.
Autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder frequently accompany each other; Scientists are studying both to understand how they differ.