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Signs & Symptoms

Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.

November 2017
News

Grouping people with autism masks variations in visual learning

by  /  14 November 2017

Some young children with autism excel on tests in which they must learn to connect visual cues.

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Rodent ratings reveal periods of vulnerability to harmful exposures

by  /  13 November 2017

Nongenetic rodent models most relevant to autism tend to be those exposed to environmental agents in the womb or shortly after birth.

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Face processing may improve over time in children with autism

by  /  13 November 2017

The activity of the brain’s face detector, the fusiform gyrus, in response to faces is greater in adolescents with autism than it is in younger children with the condition.

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Opinion / Cross Talk

Why it’s difficult to study sleep in autism

13 November 2017

Five scientists describe the biggest challenges they face in solving sleep problems in people with autism.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Sleepless nights rouse behavioral problems in children with autism

by  /  13 November 2017

Children with autism who have sleep problems are often distracted, hyperactive, irritable and aggressive.

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Sleep problems in autism, explained

by  /  13 November 2017

Many people with autism have difficulty falling and staying asleep, but there may be ways to help them.

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Autism may disrupt the body’s circadian clock

by  /  13 November 2017

Sleep problems in autism may stem from the same biological changes that underlie the core features of the condition.

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Note to autism scientists: Control for z’s

by  /  13 November 2017

Differences in sleep and circadian rhythm may distort the results of autism studies.

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Features / Deep Dive

How to get children with autism to sleep

by  /  13 November 2017

Insomnia troubles many children with autism. Luckily, research is awakening parents to some simple bedtime solutions.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Electronic glow may disrupt sleep for people on the spectrum

by  /  13 November 2017

Exposure to certain types of light at night may exacerbate sleep issues among people with autism.

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