A short, widely used screening survey for autism called the AQ-10 may not be reliable for measuring traits of the condition in the general population.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Diagnosing autism is an evolving science but a crucial first step to understanding the disorder.
Autism prevalence in the United States continues to rise, according to a new study of 8-year-old children in 11 states. Boys are 4.3 times as likely as girls are to have autism, a ratio that is consistent with previous estimates.
Autistic infants as young as 6 months display subtle signs of the condition, according to a study of visual attention.
Providing training for primary-care clinicians and for families can go a long way to lowering the average age of autism diagnosis and helping children get the services they need.
Girls with autism are diagnosed 1.5 years later, on average, than boys with the condition, perhaps because they tend to have stronger verbal skills.
A new jumpsuit is fitted with sensors that can track and classify an infant’s posture and movements.
Developmental pediatrician Watfa Al-Mamari is building an autism program in Oman from the ground up.
A new study has found that 0.2 percent of children in Oman are on the autism spectrum — an estimate about 15 times higher than the previous one.
Some scientists say an immune condition called PANDAS affects as many as 1 in 200 children who have traits similar to those of autism. But many experts contest that figure — and even the condition’s very existence.