Studies of infants at risk for autism have not yielded a test to predict who will eventually be diagnosed. But they have transformed our understanding of the condition.
The reasons some people with autism don’t make eye contact may differ between childhood and adulthood.
The pupils of preschoolers with autism are slow to constrict in response to light, a phenomenon that may serve as an early marker of autism risk.
Lowering the levels of OTX2, a protein found in the fluid that bathes the brain, prevents many abnormal behaviors in mouse models of Rett syndrome.
Children with autism have trouble relying on past experiences to gauge how long things typically take.
Individuals with autism have trouble reading social cues because their brains connect sights and sounds over unusually long periods of time.
An extra copy of a stretch of genes on chromosome 22 may contribute to autism, as well as a variety of health problems.
Restaurants can be stressful for my daughter Frances, who has autism, but her difficulties led me to try to better understand and treat her type of situational anxiety.
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