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Signs & Symptoms

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

February 2019
Child walking with sensors on in motion capture test.
News / Toolbox

Walking in virtual environment may reveal unique autism gait

by  /  8 February 2019

A two-belt treadmill attached to a specialized display suggests that people with autism have a distinct walking style.

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News

Rapid regression distinguishes rare condition from autism

by  /  7 February 2019

Some children who dramatically lose a range of abilities after age 2 may have a condition called childhood disintegrative disorder.

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January 2019
Three views of the human brain show connectivity
News

Sensory, motor connections may be disrupted in autism brains

by  /  31 January 2019

Links between sensory and motor brain networks may be unusually weak in individuals with autism.

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Features / Deep Dive

Why genetic tests matter for autistic people

by  /  30 January 2019

Genetic tests for people with autism are far from routine and don’t always yield results, but the information they offer can change lives.

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Rat neurons
News

Rat model of autism shows unusual brain growth at birth

by  /  30 January 2019

The brains of rats exposed in utero to the seizure drug valproate show a significant increase in brain size around the time of birth.

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News

Study strengthens autism’s curious link to gender variance

by  /  28 January 2019

Traits associated with autism and gender variance may co-occur even among typical children — a finding that may ease some of the skepticism about the overlap.

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News

Three spectrums, not one, may define autism

by  /  24 January 2019

Three distinct categories of traits best characterize autism, according to a study of more than 6,000 children.

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News

Severe infections in childhood may boost chances of autism diagnosis

by  /  23 January 2019

Children who contract serious infections may have an increased likelihood of being diagnosed with autism.

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News

Sibling study bolsters genetic link between autism, attention deficit

by  /  21 January 2019

Children who have an older sibling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are at an increased risk of having autism. The reverse is also true.

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illustration shows woman under umbrella, with genes falling like rain
Opinion / Viewpoint

Expliquer la résilience à l’autisme peut faire naître de nouvelles thérapies

by  /  18 January 2019

A two-belt treadmill attached to a specialized display suggests that people with autism have a distinct walking style1. Many autistic people have movement problems, such as atypical posture, unusual gait and trouble with fine-motor control. But these problems are not considered to be core traits of the condition and are not well studied. The new […]

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