A shifting understanding of the role of motor control in people with autism who also have speech deficits raises important questions about language development in the disorder.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Science & Society
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
A large study in the U.K., described 23 July in BMC Public Health, is following 450 teenagers with complex health problems as they graduate from pediatric healthcare services and enter the adult system.
Genes near the chromosomal region implicated in Williams syndrome are involved in epilepsy and autism-like behaviors, according to a study published 12 June in the European Journal of Human Genetics.
Mounting evidence finds abnormally high levels of immune cells in the brains of people with autism. But how do we separate cause from effect?
Children who have severe autism symptoms, epilepsy or poor intelligence and language skills fare worse as they age than their peers with milder symptoms, according to two long-term studies published in July, one of which spanned 40 years.