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Signs & Symptoms

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

July 2017
News

Regional autism rates point to impact of awareness, training

by  /  10 July 2017

The odds of getting an autism diagnosis depend on where in the United States a person lives.

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News / Toolbox

Scale tests mental flexibility in children with autism

by  /  7 July 2017

A new assessment offers a broad measure of ‘flexible thinking’ in children and teenagers with autism.

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June 2017
News / Toolbox

Tube test tracks social behavior in mice

by  /  30 June 2017

Measuring how long a mouse cozies up with a cagemate in a tiny tube can help to detect social impairments in mice.

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News

Early seizures linked to severe form of tuberous sclerosis

by  /  29 June 2017

Children with tuberous sclerosis who have seizures as infants are particularly likely to also have developmental delay and autism features.

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News

Heart rate may foretell autism features in infants

by  /  28 June 2017

Babies with a family history of autism have heart rates that are unusually low and that respond aberrantly to speech sounds.

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News

Genome’s ‘dark’ side steps into spotlight of autism research

by  /  27 June 2017

RNA segments that control when and where genes are expressed may be involved in autism.

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News

Autism risk climbs with number of fevers during pregnancy

by  /  26 June 2017

Having fevers while pregnant boosts the risk of having a child with autism, according to a study of more than 95,000 women.

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Medley of medical problems may precede autism features

by  /  21 June 2017

Children with autism are more likely than their neurotypical peers to have any of a host of medical conditions.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Book Review: ‘To Siri with Love’ offers provocative look at parenting

by  /  20 June 2017

A new book highlights how parenting children with autism is a lot like parenting anyone: You worry, you obsess and, on many an occasion, underestimate everyone, including yourself.

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News

Mutant monkeys mimic features of autism, Rett syndrome

by  /  19 June 2017

Monkeys with a mutation in the Rett syndrome gene, MeCP2, have social difficulties and repetitive behaviors.

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