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Virtual reality yields clues to social difficulties in autism

by ,  /  16 May 2017

Assessing social ability in adults with autism requires controlled tests involving real-time social interactions. Virtual reality makes this possible.

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Adults with disabilities deserve right to choose where to live

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Romanian orphans reveal clues to origins of autism

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Understanding autism features in children who were deprived of social contact as infants could offer clues to the condition.
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Mighty element plays major part in autism

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Probing the function of a protein in a calcium signaling pathway may lead to a diagnostic test for autism and a path toward treatments.

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Complex gene interactions in autism offer avenues for treatment

by  /  23 May 2017

Teasing out how genes interact can offer clues to autism’s causes and point to treatment targets.

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My secret to happiness: Lessons from an adult with autism

by  /  16 May 2017

When I was young, I didn’t know I was different from other people. I’ve since learned who I am, about my autism and how I can overcome the challenges of my condition.

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Do the eyes have it? Some adults with autism say ‘no’

by  /  16 May 2017

Artist Leironica Hawkins feels comfortable making eye contact with only some people.

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For people with autism, path to friendship may start in high school

by  /  16 May 2017

Not all individuals with autism show signs of falling off a social cliff after high school; those who participated in organized sports and clubs fare the best.

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Eye contact is aversive for some adults with autism

by ,  /  16 May 2017

The reasons some people with autism don’t make eye contact may differ between childhood and adulthood.

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With support, community doctors could detect adults with autism

by  /  16 May 2017

Community mental health clinics, which serve millions of Americans, can help identify adults with undiagnosed autism — and change their lives for the better.

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Friendships pose unique challenges for women on the spectrum

by ,  /  16 May 2017

Women with autism value friendships as much as their neurotypical peers do, but they often have difficulty forming and maintaining them.

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Tracing autism’s trajectories could help explain its diversity

by  /  15 May 2017

Studying the heterogeneity of autism features over time can help us understand why some children do better or worse than expected.

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Novel autism treatment translates well to South Asian nations

by  /  9 May 2017

An innovative approach allows families with autism in India or Pakistan to practice communication strategies at home.

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Early brain enlargement augurs distinct form of autism

by  /  11 April 2017

A minority of boys with autism have brains that are unusually large relative to their bodies — a trait tied to regression and intellectual disability.

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