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February 2022
Woman going over homework with distracted child.

Early language loss in autistic children not tied to later communication problems

by  /  28 February 2022

Many autistic children experience language regression for about three months in early childhood, but this lapse does not appear to foretell future communication issues.

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March 2021
Boy in brain-like tunnel looking towards the light

Puberty and autism: An unexplored transition

by  /  24 March 2021

Researchers are just beginning to learn what happens in the brains of autistic children during adolescence to explain their unique social, cognitive and emotional challenges.

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February 2020

Increase in intelligence scores may not alter autism traits

by  /  4 February 2020

People with autism show significant improvements in cognitive ability from age 12 to 23 years, but their autism traits remain stable over this time.

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November 2019
Child hesitating in front of a giant eye showing areas of the brain, facial recognition and other connections related to sight.

Seeing connections between autism and blindness

by  /  12 November 2019

Autism is unusually common among people with congenital blindness, in part because the ability to see drives much of brain development.

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October 2019
linked hands in a pattern intertwined with DNA showing some broken parts, symbolizing mutations

Rett syndrome’s link to autism, explained

by  /  21 October 2019

Studies of Rett syndrome hint at genes, cells and brain circuits that may be involved in autism — and may pave the way to treatments for both conditions.

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Language regression in autism tied to motor milestones

by  /  9 October 2019

Autistic children who lose words reach key milestones earlier than autistic children without language regression.

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February 2019
Father helping boy brush teeth

Rapid regression distinguishes rare condition from autism

by  /  7 February 2019

Some children who dramatically lose a range of abilities after age 2 may have a condition called childhood disintegrative disorder.

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October 2018
Portrait of Stelios Georgiades.

Webinar: Stelios Georgiades explores heterogeneity in autism over time

 /  17 October 2018

Watch the complete replay of Stelios Georgiades discussing a model for predicting trajectories in children with autism.

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September 2018

Spectrum Stories: Resetting the autistic brain

by  /  14 September 2018

Deep brain stimulation is not an approved treatment for autism but has helped some people with extreme obsessions and other severe traits. Host Ben Kuebrich investigates one success story.

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Photo: Autistic woman Becky Audette lies on a couch under a purple blanket.

Rebooting Becky’s brain

by  /  12 September 2018

An electrical brain implant all but erased the obsessions that had consumed Becky Audette, years after her autism diagnosis. Could similar implants help other people with severe autism?

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