The U.K. clinical guidelines used to screen for autism contain an error, which may have resulted in many delayed or missed diagnoses over the past decade.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Diagnosing autism is an evolving science but a crucial first step to understanding the disorder.
Training community members to help families access care increases the likelihood that children from low-income and minority groups will obtain diagnostic evaluations.
Automated electronic notifications can help clinics screen more children for autism, according to a new study.
The barriers to an autism diagnosis are especially challenging for women and girls. A big part of the problem is still the perception of autism as a ‘male’ condition.
During conversations, girls with autism use “we,” “they” and other plural personal pronouns differently than autistic boys do.
Researchers expand on the already enormous progress made on the Human Proteome Project
Ami Klin wants researchers, clinicians and policymakers to think of autism as something inborn that only predisposes a child to certain traits. Early intervention can change the course of development.
Babies who are later diagnosed with autism have a sluggish brain response to sound on a universal newborn hearing screen.
Surveys of parents’ impressions of their child’s emotional and behavioral problems can improve autism screening and shorten waitlists for diagnostic evaluations.