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

September 2015
Opinion / Viewpoint

‘Frozen’ offers glimpse of autism in girls

by  /  15 September 2015

Elsa, the star of the movie “Frozen,” is the poster child for girls with autism.

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August 2015
Opinion / Reviews

Book review: “Neurotribes” recovers lost history of autism

by  /  25 August 2015

Steve Silberman’s new book, “Neurotribes,” recounts his 15-year quest to understand “the legacy of autism.”

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News / Toolbox

Quick questionnaire could help busy doctors spot autism

by  /  12 August 2015

A questionnaire that clinicians can administer in 20 minutes, either in person, by phone or online, correctly distinguishes children with autism from those without the disorder 86 percent of the time.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Young adults with autism flounder in face of service gaps

by  /  11 August 2015

A dearth of job-training programs and other services means that many young adults with autism struggle to lead productive, independent lives, suggests a national report. 

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Week of AugustAug
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2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Bioethics backlash; screening strife

by  /  7 August 2015

Ethicists need to “get out of the way” of CRISPR, and researchers rally around routine screening for autism.

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News

Experts balk at lack of support for routine autism screening

by  /  6 August 2015

A decision by a U.S. task force to withhold support for early autism screening could have dangerous consequences, researchers say.

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News

New study exposes flaws in estimates of autism prevalence

by  /  6 August 2015

A widely cited 2011 study that pegged autism prevalence in South Korea at a whopping 2.6 percent is inherently flawed because of the assumptions the researchers had to make, suggests a new analysis of the data. The findings have implications for estimates of autism prevalence anywhere in the world.

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Opinion

Sibling study questions cesarean section link to autism

by  /  4 August 2015

Contrary to previous findings, children born by cesarean section are not at an increased risk of autism, says a Swedish sibling study.

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July 2015
News

Test detects unusual sense of smell in children with autism

by  /  24 July 2015

Children with autism may not inhale sweet and foul scents through their noses the way other children do.

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News

Problems decoding audio? Sounds like autism

by  /  23 July 2015

Difficulty processing sound distinguishes children with autism from those with sensory processing disorder, a catch-all label for sensory abnormalities, according to a new study. The results suggest that among children with sensory problems, the exact nature of the sensory problem determines the diagnosis.

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