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Signs & Symptoms

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

April 2019
News

Asthma in parents shows slim link to autism in children

by  /  1 April 2019

A child’s risk of autism is slightly elevated if a parent or sibling has asthma or an autoimmune disease.

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March 2019
Man in public transit station
News

Social problems in autism may impair practical life skills

by  /  28 March 2019

For autistic people, social difficulties may contribute to troubles with daily living — from brushing teeth to taking a bus.

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News

Australia adopts standards for autism diagnosis, to mixed reviews

by  /  27 March 2019

Australia has become the latest country to establish guidelines for diagnosing autism, but getting clinicians to comply may be difficult.

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Portraits of Suma Jacob and Christina Conelea
Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Suma Jacob, Christine Conelea discuss repetitive behaviors in autism

17 July 2019

Register for the next Spectrum webinar, featuring Suma Jacob and Christine Conelea, who will discuss the emergence of repetitive behaviors in autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Roundtable: Camouflaging in autism

6 June 2019

Register for the next Spectrum roundtable, which will feature an expert debate on why some autistic women may mask, or ‘camouflage,’ their autism traits.

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Portrait of Jill Silverman
Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Jill Silverman makes case for rat models of autism

20 March 2019

Watch the complete replay of Jill Silverman discussing using rat models to study neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism.

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Large set of brain scans reveals no telltale signs of autism

by  /  21 March 2019

The brains of autistic children show few differences from those of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or even of controls.

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Light coming into bedroom at night might cause sleep disruption
News

Autistic children’s sleep problems may stem from sensory issues

by  /  20 March 2019

Heightened sensory perception in toddlers with autism may predict sleep problems at around age 7.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Hearing problems hint at potential for early autism screening

by  /  19 March 2019

Difficulties hearing and processing sounds are common in autism and may originate in the brainstem — offering the possibility of an inexpensive screen for the condition.

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News

Motor traits that mark autism remain elusive, large study finds

by  /  18 March 2019

Motor problems in autistic infants may parallel those in infants with other developmental conditions.

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