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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: prevalence

September 2016

Webinar: Maureen Durkin dissects the epidemiology of autism

 /  28 September 2016

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.

August 2016

Type, timing of maternal infection influence autism link

by  /  25 August 2016

Only a small fraction of women who battle infections during pregnancy have children with autism, suggesting that some infections are riskier than others.


Large study confirms high autism risk in ‘baby sibs’

by  /  22 August 2016

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.


Regression marks one in five autism cases, large study finds

by  /  17 August 2016

The first large population-based analysis of the prevalence of regression in autism reveals that it occurs in 20 percent of children with autism.

June 2016

Questions for Robert Joseph: How extreme prematurity ups autism risk

by  /  21 June 2016

Autism is four times more prevalent among extremely premature babies than in the general population.

May 2016

Mutations that arise in aging sperm add little to autism risk

by  /  23 May 2016

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.

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Disparities in autism diagnosis may harm minority groups

by  /  14 May 2016

Clinicians are underdiagnosing autism in children from low-income families and minority groups — setting back their potential to benefit from therapy.

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In Gaza Strip, autism researchers battle dearth of resources

by  /  14 May 2016

Researchers are trying to study autism in one of the most politically and economically unstable regions in the world.

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New video tool talks parents through autism screening

by  /  14 May 2016

A video-guided screening tool may boost the reliability of parent reports about autism-like behaviors.


Venezuelan scientist offers reality check for autism research

by  /  13 May 2016

The best practices for prevalence studies are all but impossible in countries facing rampant poverty and instability.