Genetic tests for people with autism are far from routine and don’t always yield results, but the information they offer can change lives.
Diagnosing autism is an evolving science but a crucial first step to understanding the disorder.
Coaching caregivers in early-intervention strategies may be the most effective way to help young autistic children in South Africa.
Place your autism center in the community you serve, remove barriers to care, cast a wide net for autism signs, and do as much as possible in the first visit: These principles can help build a lifelong relationship with the community.
Some children diagnosed with autism by age 2 show unusual responses to sights, sounds and textures as infants.
Some autistic children don’t show traits of the condition until age 5 or later.
Autism and schizophrenia co-occur significantly more often than would be expected by chance, according to an analysis of nearly 2 million people.
Adding motor and sensory data boosts the accuracy of Research Domain Criteria — a broad research framework adopted by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health — for predicting autism.
The rising prevalence of autism is not leveling off, according to a new study that accounts for every diagnosis made in Denmark over 32 years.