Autism and schizophrenia share a long and tangled history. Comparing the social features of the two conditions could lead to better treatments and a deeper understanding of each.
Diagnosing autism is an evolving science but a crucial first step to understanding the disorder.
The odds of getting an autism diagnosis depend on where in the United States a person lives.
Coaching parents to provide early social stimulation may improve outcomes for children with autism.
Children missing a stretch of DNA on chromosome 16 show worsening motor and social skills in the first eight years of life; those with an extra copy of the region do not show this decline.
Community mental health clinics, which serve millions of Americans, can help identify adults with undiagnosed autism — and change their lives for the better.
Assessing social ability in adults with autism requires controlled tests involving real-time social interactions. Virtual reality makes this possible.
Asking parents autism screening questions orally instead of in writing may capture more young Latino children who have the condition.
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