Automated electronic notifications can help clinics screen more children for autism, according to a new study.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
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.
The barriers to an autism diagnosis are especially challenging for women and girls. A big part of the problem is still the perception of autism as a ‘male’ condition.
During conversations, girls with autism use “we,” “they” and other plural personal pronouns differently than autistic boys do.
People with autism who carry DNA variants in the same protein-coding region of a gene have more similar cognitive abilities and behaviors than those who carry mutations in different regions of the same gene.
Researchers expand on the already enormous progress made on the Human Proteome Project
Ami Klin wants researchers, clinicians and policymakers to think of autism as something inborn that only predisposes a child to certain traits. Early intervention can change the course of development.
Babies who are later diagnosed with autism have a sluggish brain response to sound on a universal newborn hearing screen.