Parents in the United States tend to rate their children’s autism features as more severe than do parents in four other countries.
Diagnosing autism is an evolving science but a crucial first step to understanding the disorder.
Autism looks similar in girls and boys, suggest results from a large study.
A minority of boys with autism have brains that are unusually large relative to their bodies — a trait tied to regression and intellectual disability.
Most children with autism go undiagnosed until after age 3, and many of these children remain undiagnosed until after they reach school age.
In children with a deletion on chromosome 22, having autism does not boost the risk of developing schizophrenia later in life.
A camera embedded in a pair of eyeglasses can reliably gauge a child’s tendency to look another person in the eye.
Watch the complete replay of Deborah Fein’s webinar discussing a form of ‘optimal outcome’ in autism.
Girls who show severe emotional or behavioral problems are more likely to be diagnosed with autism than those who do not.
Although the number of people diagnosed with autism is on the rise, the proportion with severe features has dropped since 2000.
A new computer program accurately estimates the prevalence of autism from children’s medical and school records.
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