The proportion of children with autism considered to be minimally verbal in a study depends on the criteria researchers use to identify them.
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
Children with autism show much less restraint when confronted with one of their interests, compared with their typical peers.
The bulk of the increase in autism prevalence in the United States between 2000 and 2012 can be attributed to children on the mild end of the spectrum.
Researchers have built a tablet-based tool that uses machine learning to make screening for autism easy and efficient.
The proportion of studies that include people with a severe form of autism has fallen over the past three decades.
Children with autism who speak few words and have trouble manipulating objects tend to remain minimally verbal as they reach adulthood.
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.
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