Researchers are studying how the intense passions of autistic people shape the brain, improve well-being and enhance learning.
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More autistic women and girls report daily pain than do men and boys with the condition.
Autistic people with at least one sibling make greater gains in adaptive functioning than their only-child counterparts do.
A drug that prevents an enzyme from breaking down a key molecule involved in learning and memory improved cognition and behavior in a small study of men with fragile X syndrome.
When autism researcher Clare Harrop tried to recruit survey participants over social media, she received hundreds of fraudulent responses. But there are ways researchers can protect themselves from similar experiences.
People with fragile X syndrome in Colombia are diagnosed at age 27, on average, according to the first study to assess diagnosis in the country. By comparison, the average age of fragile X diagnosis in the United States is younger than 4.
Five collaborations involving autistic scientists and experts are advancing autism research, from lending support for theories of the condition to shoring up trials of new treatments.
People with autism or autism traits may be especially vulnerable to brain aging and cognitive decline, two studies suggest.
Autistic people’s skill at managing the demands of daily life decline after they leave high school, according to a new study. But those who maintain more abilities are more likely to pursue further education than those who don’t.