When autism researcher Clare Harrop tried to recruit survey participants over social media, she received hundreds of fraudulent responses. But there are ways researchers can protect themselves from similar experiences.
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The first online registry dedicated to autism research is scheduled to close down on 30 June, ending a 13-year run.
Women who have raised a child with autism may be well-positioned to spot subtle signs of the condition in their grandchildren. A new study puts their powers to good use.
A detailed analysis of the behavior of 6,500 children suggests that five types of behaviors lumped together in current diagnostic guidelines should each be considered separately.
Most men with autism have other psychiatric disorders such as depression, finds a study of 50 men diagnosed with the disorder more than 20 years ago. The findings highlight the range of challenges for adults with autism, many of whom lack the help they need.
The University of California has launched an ambitious 18-month project to connect autism researchers across its ten campuses.
Women who have a history of bipolar disorder or depression are more likely to have a child with Asperger syndrome than classic autism, according to a study published in the 2012 issue of Autism Research and Treatment.
Full siblings are twice as likely as half siblings to share a diagnosis of autism, according to a short report published 28 February in Molecular Psychiatry. The results suggest that genetic factors play an important role in the risk of developing autism, the researchers say.