Two new analyses help to explain why mutations to the chromosomal region 16p11.2 can lead to autism, intellectual disability or language difficulties.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Most toddlers who screen positive for autism do not receive the recommended referrals for follow-up tests or therapies.
Autistic girls’ brains respond more strongly to social stimuli than do autistic boys’.
Three widely used tests for assessing autism can accurately measure trait severity in girls and boys.
Isolated from their peers, some autistic men get drawn into extremist views — and, in rare cases, violence — associated with online groups for ‘celibates.’
Emotion control eludes more girls than boys with autism, according to a new study of young people hospitalized for psychiatric issues.
The coronavirus lockdown has radically disrupted autistic people’s schedules and access to services, according to a new survey.
Autistic children and adults report having poor physical and mental health and quality of life compared with the general population.
Girls with autism are diagnosed 1.5 years later, on average, than boys with the condition, perhaps because they tend to have stronger verbal skills.