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Signs & Symptoms

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

February 2018
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Study linking acetaminophen use to language delay is preliminary, experts say

by  /  14 February 2018

Women who take acetaminophen — commonly marketed as Tylenol in the United States — early in pregnancy may increase their daughters’ risk of language delay.

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Opinion / Q&A

‘Baby sibs’ who evade autism remain at risk for attention deficit

by  /  13 February 2018

Sally Ozonoff is looking for early signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in videos of hundreds of younger siblings of children with autism.

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Features / Deep Dive

Decoding the overlap between autism and ADHD

by  /  7 February 2018

Autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often coincide, but the search for common biological roots has turned up conflicting evidence.

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Hospitalization during pregnancy boosts risk of difficulties in child

by  /  5 February 2018

Children of women who are hospitalized during pregnancy may develop poor physical, social, cognitive or emotional skills.

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January 2018
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Variant analysis may vastly underestimate heritability of autism behaviors

by  /  29 January 2018

Existing genome scans do not detect many of the DNA variants that underlie behavioral problems.

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News / Toolbox

Survey assesses well-being in adults with autism

by  /  24 January 2018

A brief questionnaire written with guidance from people with autism is the first of its kind to assess quality of life among adults with the condition.

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Sensory sensitivity may share genetic roots with autism

by  /  17 January 2018

The heritable factors that underlie autism may overlap with those that influence unusual sensory responses.

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Prenatal vitamins lower autism risk, Israeli study suggests

by  /  10 January 2018

Women who take folic acid or other vitamins before or during pregnancy may decrease their risk of having a child with autism.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: James McPartland discusses biomarkers for autism

31 January 2018

Watch the complete replay of James McPartland discussing the need for clinically useful biomarkers for autism.

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Large study ties gut issues in autism to inflammation

by  /  8 January 2018

Children with autism are at an increased risk for inflammatory bowel disease, according to a large survey of electronic medical records.

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