The authors of “Neurotribes” and “In a Different Key” urge scientists to question their biases and to translate their findings into tangible benefits for those on the spectrum.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
A new analysis of 22 studies points to a possible anatomical source for some of the language problems in autism.
Children with autism fear the unknown and react negatively when faced with unpredictable situations. This intolerance of uncertainty is closely tied to anxiety but may manifest independently.
Children with autism who have trouble learning to sit up, crawl or walk also tend to have difficulty learning to speak and understand words.
A new collection stores genetic and behavioral information about children with autism in inpatient psychiatric units.
As powerful genetic tools identify increasing numbers of autism genes, scientists are parsing the pool of autism into new syndromes, each with a distinct genetic origin.
Nearly half of siblings of children with autism have difficulties with attention, language, learning or mood.