Toddlers with autism show less fear when confronted with something scary than do typical children or those with developmental delay.
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
A small wristband gives caregivers a one-minute warning that an individual with autism is about to become aggressive toward himself or others.
Children born with high blood levels of vitamin D have 25 percent decreased odds of autism compared with those born with low levels.
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.
From a form of childhood schizophrenia to a spectrum of conditions, the characterization of autism in diagnostic manuals has a complicated history.
A 2013 initiative to find biological roots for mental health diagnoses still has broad appeal, but has not produced a dramatic shift in autism research.
A new neuroimaging device that is worn like a helmet enables researchers to map the functional activity of a person’s brain as she moves her head.
Mutations in a gene called ADNP lead to a syndrome that includes autism, intellectual disability and problems with the gut, eyesight, heart and brain.
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