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Treatments

Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.

June 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

Lessons for parents may change autism’s trajectory

by  /  6 June 2017

Coaching parents to provide early social stimulation may improve outcomes for children with autism.

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May 2017
Features / Webinars

Webinar: Julie Lounds Taylor explores ‘coming of age’ in autism

28 June 2017

Watch the complete replay of Julie Lounds Taylor discussing the transition to adulthood in autism.

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Features / Deep Dive

Autism in motion

by  /  31 May 2017

Children with autism are often clumsy, physically awkward or uncoordinated. This understudied and nearly ubiquitous feature has researchers contemplating a new idea: Could motor problems be one source of autism’s social difficulties?

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News

Controversial trial of cord blood therapy for autism forges ahead

by  /  31 May 2017

A trial of umbilical cord blood as a treatment for autism has passed a critical safety test, but many researchers remain skeptical of the approach.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

For people with autism, path to friendship may start in high school

by  /  16 May 2017

Not all individuals with autism show signs of falling off a social cliff after high school; those who participated in organized sports and clubs fare the best.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

With support, community doctors could detect adults with autism

by  /  16 May 2017

Community mental health clinics, which serve millions of Americans, can help identify adults with undiagnosed autism — and change their lives for the better.

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News

Autism experts hedge bets on hormone as treatment target

by  /  11 May 2017

Drugs that alter the activity of vasopressin, a hormone involved in social behavior, may improve social abilities in people with autism.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Novel autism treatment translates well to South Asian nations

by  /  9 May 2017

An innovative approach allows families with autism in India or Pakistan to practice communication strategies at home.

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News

Parent perceptions may contribute to placebo problem in autism

by  /  1 May 2017

Parents of children with autism report improvements in their children’s behaviors when they participate in a study, even when the children are not receiving a treatment.

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April 2017
Features / Deep Dive

Autism’s drug problem

by  /  19 April 2017

Many people on the spectrum take multiple medications — which can lead to serious side effects and may not even be effective.

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