The faster the brains of children with autism grow in their first year of life, the more severe their autism features are likely to be at age 2.
A new ‘knowledge engine’ collects reams of behavioral and sensory data to create highly sensitive outcome measures for autism drugs.
Autism researchers and advocates alike are sounding the alarm about Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. secretary of education.
Although the number of people diagnosed with autism is on the rise, the proportion with severe features has dropped since 2000.
Researchers have traced an unusual maternal behavior in female mice modeling Rett syndrome to a neural circuit that processes sound. They have also found a drug that reverses this behavior.
The brains of people with autism show a distinct molecular signature that reflects alterations in how genes are pieced together and expressed.
Despite the completion of hundreds of imaging studies in people with autism, researchers have yet to find features that distinguish people with the condition.
Researchers are modifying autism therapies for the various communities tasked with implementing them — a move they hope will make treatments more effective for and accessible to all children.
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