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Spectrum: Autism Research News
Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.
Clinical trials of autism treatments rarely use a consistent set of tools to measure efficacy, making it tough to compare the treatments.
An auditory therapy may improve autistic people’s emotional control and help them feel safe enough to engage with the world.
A Utah program provides comprehensive care for autistic people across the lifespan and engages families in the decision-making.
An experimental drug that muffles the activity of neurons in the skin moderates heightened reactions to touch in six mouse models of autism.
An experimental behavioral therapy delivered by parents does not improve autism traits in babies who screen positive for the condition.
The more words autistic children hear as infants — and the more verbal interactions they have with their caregivers — the better their language skills at age 2.
Autistic people are four times as likely to experience depression over the course of their lives as their neurotypical peers. Yet researchers know little about why, or how best to help.
Results from a new trial suggest that it’s safe to treat autistic children with umbilical cord stem cells. But parents must pay for the pricey infusions, and no one knows how or if the cells work.
Most community clinicians do not deliver care that is in line with the latest evidence — and they are not improving over time.