A speech-language pathologist by training, Wetherby has spent more than four decades developing tools to help identify and treat autism early; now her work has taken on a more personal sense of urgency.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Signs & Symptoms
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
With the help of a generous benefactor, autism research in Australia is gathering critical mass.
Children with congenital heart disease have an increased likelihood of autism. Why?
The inhibitory cells misfire and contribute to social difficulties in mice that model the syndrome.
The variants are associated with slight differences in measures of intelligence, income and employment, but the relationship may not be causal.
The discovery could help clinicians diagnose children who carry mutations in the gene, called SCN2A, and gauge their responses to potential therapies.
The framework, inspired by the polygenic risk score, considers the cumulative effect of neuronal connections.
Next-generation trackers could realize a long-standing research dream: conducting sleep studies in large numbers of autistic people.
Autistic toddlers who receive a personalized intervention at about 18 months of age gain more abilities than those who start the therapy nine months later.
A shift in astrocyte secretions may explain the atypical firing patterns of neurons derived from people with fragile X syndrome.