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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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People’s affinity for social cues is inherited, study suggests

by  /  22 April 2019
Genetics may govern a person's ability to pay attention to social cues.
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Webinar: Evelina Fedorenko discusses language processing in autism

17 April 2019
Watch the complete replay of Evelina Fedorenko discussing language processing and development in autism.
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Study identifies predictors of early death among autistic people

by  /  17 April 2019
People with autism who avoid social interactions or have troubles with daily living skills may be at increased risk of an early death.
April 2019
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Autism runs in families with history of brain conditions

by  /  15 April 2019

Children in families with a history of brain conditions may be at increased odds of being autistic.

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New scale measures anxiety in children with autism

by  /  12 April 2019

A new parent questionnaire is the first test designed to gauge anxiety in children with autism.

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Features / Deep Dive

How families are driving the study of autism genes

by  /  10 April 2019

Parents of children with rare autism-linked mutations are banding together for support and to join forces with scientists, accelerating the pace of research.

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In autism, depression takes on unusual forms

by  /  8 April 2019

Depression may show up in children with autism in an unusual way — most commonly as insomnia and restlessness.

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Study identifies top tests of social skills in autistic adults

by  /  5 April 2019

An evaluation of 11 tests of social skills has identified 8 that give credible results in autistic adults.

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Quantitative tests of motor skills could improve autism care

by  /  2 April 2019

New assessments of the subtle motor difficulties that characterize autism could improve autistic children’s lives and teach us a lot about the condition.

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Asthma in parents shows slim link to autism in children

by  /  1 April 2019

A child’s risk of autism is slightly elevated if a parent or sibling has asthma or an autoimmune disease.

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March 2019
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Social problems in autism may impair practical life skills

by  /  28 March 2019

For autistic people, social difficulties may contribute to troubles with daily living — from brushing teeth to taking a bus.

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Australia adopts standards for autism diagnosis, to mixed reviews

by  /  27 March 2019

Australia has become the latest country to establish guidelines for diagnosing autism, but getting clinicians to comply may be difficult.

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Webinar: Suma Jacob, Christine Conelea discuss repetitive behaviors in autism

17 July 2019

Register for the next Spectrum webinar, featuring Suma Jacob and Christine Conelea, who will discuss the emergence of repetitive behaviors in autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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