Children with autism who participate in research beginning in infancy have less severe autism features than other children with the condition.
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
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.
Watch the complete replay of Shafali Jeste discussing her work investigating brain structure and function in infants at high risk for autism.
Children with autism typically have four or five other conditions, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, that can affect when they are diagnosed.
People on the spectrum often have subtle problems using language or making facial expressions. Pinpointing where those difficulties originate may help ease their social communication.