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October 2015

Mother-son duo with autism bond through their differences

by  /  19 October 2015

It took me a while to see that my son had autism. Only then did I recognize the autism in myself.

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March 2015

The social network: How everyday interactions shape autism

by  /  23 March 2015

A new study is the first rigorous test of a controversial idea: that the everyday interactions between caregiver and child can shape the course of autism.

January 2015

Toddlers with autism show few symptoms during brief exams

by  /  23 January 2015

Many toddlers with autism display so few abnormal behaviors during short doctor visits that they may evade the diagnostic eye of even expert clinicians.

December 2014

Change brings challenges for people with autism

by  /  19 December 2014

Individuals with autism may become overwhelmed by rapidly changing circumstances, particularly if they need to use social cues to navigate those changes.

November 2014

Behavioral patterns may predict autism in high-risk toddlers

by  /  13 November 2014

Three distinct behavioral profiles in siblings of children with autism at 18 months predict autism diagnosis at age 3. The findings, published 2 October, point to multiple developmental pathways to the disorder.

October 2014

Word grasp at 12 months may reflect autism symptoms

by  /  24 October 2014

Children later diagnosed with autism understand different types of words at 12 months of age than their typically developing peers, according to unpublished research presented Tuesday at the Autism Consortium Research Symposium in Boston.

September 2014

New therapy shows promise for infants with signs of autism

by  /  25 September 2014

A new interaction-based therapy delivered by parents may improve behavior and language skills in infants with autism symptoms, suggests a small pilot study.

July 2014

Computer vision may aid in screening for autism

by  /  16 July 2014

New algorithms can analyze recordings of infants performing tasks that gauge their attention, suggesting a way to automate the detection of autism symptoms.

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June 2014

Clinical research: Down syndrome, autism often coexist

by  /  27 June 2014

Nearly 40 percent of people with Down syndrome also meet the criteria for an autism spectrum disorder, suggests a U.K. study of nearly 500 children, published in Autism Research.

May 2014

Some infants at risk of autism show improvements at 9 months

by  /  17 May 2014

Some infant siblings of children with autism initially behave like children with the disorder, but show improvements in their social skills around 9 months of age. The unpublished research, presented yesterday at the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research in Atlanta, suggests that these children possess a “resilience” that keeps them from developing autism.