Watch the complete replay of Maureen Durkin’s webinar, in which she discussed the epidemiology of autism and intellectual disability, including changes in the prevalence of each condition.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Only a small fraction of women who battle infections during pregnancy have children with autism, suggesting that some infections are riskier than others.
Children who have an older sibling with autism are 14 times more likely to have the condition than are those without a family history of the condition.
The first large population-based analysis of the prevalence of regression in autism reveals that it occurs in 20 percent of children with autism.
Autism is four times more prevalent among extremely premature babies than in the general population.
The mutations that men accumulate in their sperm as they age don’t account for most of their increased risk of having a child with autism.
Clinicians are underdiagnosing autism in children from low-income families and minority groups — setting back their potential to benefit from therapy.
Researchers are trying to study autism in one of the most politically and economically unstable regions in the world.
A video-guided screening tool may boost the reliability of parent reports about autism-like behaviors.
The best practices for prevalence studies are all but impossible in countries facing rampant poverty and instability.