Training community members to help families access care increases the likelihood that children from low-income and minority groups will obtain diagnostic evaluations.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
A typically protective stress response could help to explain the connection between maternal illness and neurodevelopmental conditions.
Autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions are more common among children born by C-section than those delivered vaginally, but the procedure itself does not underlie the association, according to a new study.
People with mutations in distant chromosomal regions often share a range of autism traits, even if they do not meet the diagnostic threshold for autism.
Children with autism may have a subtly different set of bacteria in their gut than their non-autistic siblings do.
Sleep disruption early in life has long-lasting consequences for mice missing a copy of the autism-linked gene SHANK3.
Some social behaviors associated with autism are heritable, but the extent to which genes and the environment influence these behaviors changes as a child grows.
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.
Autism with intellectual disability is less heritable than autism alone, according to a new study of how the conditions run in extended families.
Newborns with either above- or below-average levels of an immune-system marker, among other differences, have increased odds of being autistic.