Tag: social deficits

June 2017
News

Mutant monkeys mimic features of autism, Rett syndrome

by  /  19 June 2017

Monkeys with a mutation in the Rett syndrome gene, MeCP2, have social difficulties and repetitive behaviors.

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Features / Webinars

Webinar: Dan Kennedy discusses crafting social scenarios to study autism

27 September 2017

Reserve your spot for this webinar. Register now.

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News

Maternal infection may alter neuronal signals, connections

by  /  9 June 2017

Pups born to pregnant mice infected with a mock virus are known to show changes in their immune system. These effects may in turn impair proper brain signaling, according to results presented Saturday at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.

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News

In autism, social difficulties may set the stage for anxiety

by  /  5 June 2017

Poor social skills are a risk factor for the development of social anxiety, but the reverse — anxiety foreshadowing social problems — is not necessarily true.

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May 2017
Features / Webinars

Webinar: Julie Lounds Taylor explores ‘coming of age’ in autism

28 June 2017

Watch the complete replay of Julie Lounds Taylor discussing the transition to adulthood in autism.

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Features / Deep Dive

Autism in motion

by  /  31 May 2017

Children with autism are often clumsy, physically awkward or uncoordinated. This understudied and nearly ubiquitous feature has researchers contemplating a new idea: Could motor problems be one source of autism’s social difficulties?

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News

Chromosome 16 mutations augur distinct developmental paths

by  /  25 May 2017

Children missing a stretch of DNA on chromosome 16 show worsening motor and social skills in the first eight years of life; those with an extra copy of the region do not show this decline.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

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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men trying to make eye contact
Opinion / Viewpoint

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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Opinion / Viewpoint

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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