Taking prenatal multivitamins may reduce the risk of having a child who has autism with intellectual disability, another vaccine-autism link study is being retracted, and schizophrenia sometimes accompanies autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Children who have an older sister with autism are more likely to also have the condition than those who have an older brother on the spectrum.
Three studies suggest that clinicians need a more finely tuned screen for children younger than 20 months.
Only about 0.1 percent of children in the Western Cape province of South Africa have autism, according to a review of school records.
Roughly 23 of every 10,000 children in India have autism, according to the country’s first rigorous estimate of autism prevalence.
The odds of getting an autism diagnosis depend on where in the United States a person lives.
Coaching parents to provide early social stimulation may improve outcomes for children with autism.
Community mental health clinics, which serve millions of Americans, can help identify adults with undiagnosed autism — and change their lives for the better.