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Diagnosis

Diagnosing autism is an evolving science but a crucial first step to understanding the disorder.

Features / Deep Dive

The costs of camouflaging autism

by  /  21 February 2018
Many girls hide their autism, sometimes evading diagnosis well into adulthood. These efforts can help women on the spectrum socially and professionally, but they can also do serious harm.
Opinion / Viewpoint
child stacks blocks while therapist and clinician look on taking notes

Program in Scotland boosts speed, accuracy of autism diagnosis

by  /  20 February 2018
A project in Scotland dramatically increased the accuracy of autism diagnosis and cut waiting times in half.
Features / Deep Dive
Short video of the words "autism" changing to "ADHD"

Decoding the overlap between autism and ADHD

by  /  7 February 2018
Autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often coincide, but the search for common biological roots has turned up conflicting evidence.
February 2018
News

Duplication of DNA on chromosome 7 increases risk of autism

by  /  1 February 2018

Roughly one in five children who has an extra piece of chromosome 7 also meets the criteria for an autism diagnosis.

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January 2018
Features / Deep Dive

Weighing up autism’s obesity crisis

by  /  24 January 2018

Autism’s underlying biology, associated behaviors and treatments can all put people on the spectrum at serious risk for obesity.

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News / Toolbox

Survey assesses well-being in adults with autism

by  /  24 January 2018

A brief questionnaire written with guidance from people with autism is the first of its kind to assess quality of life among adults with the condition.

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Features / Deep Dive

France faces down its outdated notions about autism

by  /  10 January 2018

After lagging behind other countries for decades, France is working on a new national plan for autism.

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Features / Webinars

Webinar: James McPartland discusses biomarkers for autism

31 January 2018

Watch the complete replay of James McPartland discussing the need for clinically useful biomarkers for autism.

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News

Prevalence of autism in U.S. remains steady, new data suggest

by  /  8 January 2018

The prevalence of autism in the United States remained relatively stable from 2014 to 2016, according to a new analysis.

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News / Toolbox

New measure yields rapid diagnosis in adults with autism

by  /  5 January 2018

An abbreviated tool enables clinicians to quickly assess adults for signs of autism.

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December 2017
Features / Deep Dive

Why autism remains hidden in Africa

by  /  13 December 2017

Many African children with autism are hidden away at home — sometimes tied up, almost always undiagnosed. Efforts to bring the condition into the open are only just beginning.

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November 2017
Features / Deep Dive

Why autism seems to cluster in some immigrant groups

by  /  29 November 2017

Cultural barriers lead clinicians to misdiagnose or miss children with autism in immigrant communities.

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News

Race, class contribute to disparities in autism diagnoses

by  /  20 November 2017

Black and Hispanic children are less likely than their white peers to meet criteria for an autism diagnosis.

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