The best practices for prevalence studies are all but impossible in countries facing rampant poverty and instability.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
International Meeting for Autism Research 2016
DNA from autism brains shows elevated levels of a certain type of chemical tag that influences gene expression compared with DNA from controls.
Harmful mutations in CHD8, a gene strongly linked to autism, may have more impact on social skills than do other autism-associated mutations.
Among infants with a family history of autism, those later diagnosed with the condition have trouble holding up their head and grasping objects at 6 months of age.
People with autism may use visual areas of the brain to process sounds, which could help explain why they have trouble with this task.
A widely used screening tool is equally effective at detecting autism symptoms in both black and white toddlers, but misses girls of either race.
New research finds that the impact of these mandates varies because of differences in states’ coverage requirements and the availability of treatment options.
Children with autism fear the unknown and react negatively when faced with unpredictable situations. This intolerance of uncertainty is closely tied to anxiety but may manifest independently.