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

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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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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Melatonin gains momentum as sleep aid for people with autism

by  /  10 November 2017
A new formulation of the hormone melatonin seems to improve sleep in some children with autism.
October 2017
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Autism in fragile X syndrome tied to seizures, sleep problems

by  /  25 October 2017

In people with fragile X syndrome, autism is often accompanied by seizures, trouble falling or staying asleep and anxiety.

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Features / Deep Dive

Why children with ‘severe autism’ are overlooked by science

by  /  18 October 2017

Children with ‘severe autism’ are the most in need of help, yet the most overlooked in research. A new initiative is making them the primary focus.

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Late birth linked to risk of autism with intellectual disability

by  /  18 October 2017

Children with autism who were born late tend to also have intellectual disability.

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Features / Webinars

Webinar: James McPartland discusses biomarkers for autism

31 January 2018

Reserve your spot for this webinar. Register now.

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September 2017
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Repeat risk of autism in families varies by sex of older sibling

by  /  25 September 2017

Children who have an older sister with autism are more likely to also have the condition than those who have an older brother on the spectrum.

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Screening tool misidentifies autism in many toddlers

by  /  13 September 2017

Three studies suggest that clinicians need a more finely tuned screen for children younger than 20 months.

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Australia’s new autism diagnosis guidelines may miss the mark

by , ,  /  12 September 2017

The presumption of the new report is that standardizing the method of diagnosis will address the problem of diagnostic uncertainty, but is it asking the right question?

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Studies highlight need to adapt autism tests for African cultures

by  /  11 September 2017

Some of the items on a common diagnostic test for autism do not translate well to African cultures.

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South African children with autism may lack access to schools

by  /  8 September 2017

Only about 0.1 percent of children in the Western Cape province of South Africa have autism, according to a review of school records.

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August 2017
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New diagnosis covers ‘borderlands’ of autism spectrum

by  /  28 August 2017

Children with social communication disorder have the same features as children with autism; they just have fewer of the features.

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