A new analysis of 22 studies points to a possible anatomical source for some of the language problems in autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Children with autism who have trouble learning to sit up, crawl or walk also tend to have difficulty learning to speak and understand words.
Having a loved one on the spectrum has given some autism researchers a unique outlook on their work.
Nearly half of siblings of children with autism have difficulties with attention, language, learning or mood.
Repeating a task too many times may prevent some people with autism from applying their learned skill to a new situation.
Some restricted and repetitive behaviors may have hidden benefits for people with autism, so scientists should work to find a happy medium between acceptance and change.
Rare antibodies taken from the blood of women who have a child with autism cause brain structure changes and autism-like symptoms in male mice.
Electrically stimulating a particular circuit in the brain shows promise for reversing symptoms of Rett syndrome, a disorder that shares features with autism.