The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the okay to an app designed to help clinicians diagnose autism in children, but some researchers have concerns about its use.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Spectrum spoke to the researchers who uncovered an error in autism screening guidelines that have been in use for nearly a decade.
The recognition of autism independently at different times and across different cultures shows the condition has clear boundaries, despite considerable heterogeneity.
Q&A with Sébastien Jacquemont and Clara Moreau: Why brain imaging signatures for autism are so elusive
The field of neuroimaging will need to combine two strategies before it can find patterns of brain activity or structure unique to autism, the researchers say.
In this edition of Null and Noteworthy, researchers rebut a controversial epidural study, test out autism assessments in toddlers and give the okay for multilingualism in autistic children.
The coronavirus pandemic forced researchers and clinicians to find new ways to assess children for autism — many of which will almost certainly endure.
There is not yet a single example of a gene that, when mutated, increases the likelihood of autism but not of other neurodevelopmental conditions, including intellectual disability.
Training community members to help families access care increases the likelihood that children from low-income and minority groups will obtain diagnostic evaluations.