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Signs & Symptoms

Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.

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Girls with autism at high risk of sexual abuse, large study says

by  /  14 May 2018
Many women with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder report having been sexually abused as a child.
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Young girls with autism have more psychiatric problems than boys

by  /  12 May 2018
A greater proportion of 3-year-old girls than boys with autism have psychiatric features such as anxiety and moodiness.
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Few parents recognize regression in their children with autism

by  /  12 May 2018
Many children eventually diagnosed with autism lose social skills between 18 months and 3 years of age. But few parents notice this trend.
May 2018
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Who’s ‘minimally verbal’? Depends whom you ask

by  /  12 May 2018

The proportion of children with autism considered to be minimally verbal in a study depends on the criteria researchers use to identify them.

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Special interests hinder self-control in children with autism

by  /  12 May 2018

Children with autism show much less restraint when confronted with one of their interests, compared with their typical peers.

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Rise in U.S. autism prevalence stems mainly from ‘mild’ cases

by  /  12 May 2018

The bulk of the increase in autism prevalence in the United States between 2000 and 2012 can be attributed to children on the mild end of the spectrum.

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Video-based app may be effective screen for autism

by  /  11 May 2018

Researchers have built a tablet-based tool that uses machine learning to make screening for autism easy and efficient.

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Children with severe autism increasingly overlooked in research

by  /  11 May 2018

The proportion of studies that include people with a severe form of autism has fallen over the past three decades.

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Motor difficulties forecast language troubles in autism

by  /  11 May 2018

Children with autism who speak few words and have trouble manipulating objects tend to remain minimally verbal as they reach adulthood.

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Children with autism have muted fear response

by  /  11 May 2018

Toddlers with autism show less fear when confronted with something scary than do typical children or those with developmental delay.

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Wearable sensors may predict aggression in people with autism

by  /  10 May 2018

A small wristband gives caregivers a one-minute warning that an individual with autism is about to become aggressive toward himself or others.

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Vitamin D linked to lowered autism risk in large study

by  /  10 May 2018

Children born with high blood levels of vitamin D have 25 percent decreased odds of autism compared with those born with low levels.

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Problems with language, emotions predict social abilities in autism

by  /  10 May 2018

Language difficulties and emotional challenges such as anxiety or aggression in children with autism at age 3 predict their social skills at around age 5.

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