Autism and schizophrenia share a long and tangled history. Comparing the social features of the two conditions could lead to better treatments and a deeper understanding of each.
Diagnosing autism is an evolving science but a crucial first step to understanding the disorder.
Roughly 23 of every 10,000 children in India have autism, according to the country’s first rigorous estimate of autism prevalence.
The odds of getting an autism diagnosis depend on where in the United States a person lives.
Coaching parents to provide early social stimulation may improve outcomes for children with autism.
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.
Community mental health clinics, which serve millions of Americans, can help identify adults with undiagnosed autism — and change their lives for the better.
Assessing social ability in adults with autism requires controlled tests involving real-time social interactions. Virtual reality makes this possible.
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