‘Autistic burnout’ is the intense physical, mental or emotional exhaustion, often accompanied by a loss of skills, that some adults with autism experience.
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
Researchers are using machine learning to improve diagnostic predictions of autism, create interactive support robots, and more.
Autistic infants as young as 6 months display subtle signs of the condition, according to a study of visual attention.
For people with fragile X syndrome, progress in daily living skills and behavior tends to stall later in life.
Analyzing five sleep-related factors reveals associations between sleep troubles in autistic children and problem behaviors during the day.
Autistic children who have behavioral problems tend to have an enlarged right amygdala, and in girls the size is associated with the severity of certain behaviors.
Autistic people who are hyperactive or have difficulty controlling their own impulses are the most likely to show ongoing self-injury.
Adults with autism vary enormously in their quality of life, and two factors may explain most of this variation.