The ‘extreme male brain’ theory suggests that autism is an exaggeration of systematic sex differences in ways of thinking.
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
Some autistic children’s communication and motor skills begin to decelerate between 9 and 18 months — years before the average age of diagnosis.
Nearly all children who lose their autism diagnosis have other conditions, such as anxiety and language and behavioral disorders.
Genetics may govern a person’s ability to pay attention to social cues.
Watch the complete replay of Evelina Fedorenko discussing language processing and development in autism.
People with autism who avoid social interactions or have troubles with daily living skills may be at increased risk of an early death.
Children in families with a history of brain conditions may be at increased odds of being autistic.
A new parent questionnaire is the first test designed to gauge anxiety in children with autism.
Parents of children with rare autism-linked mutations are banding together for support and to join forces with scientists, accelerating the pace of research.