Success of blood test for autism affirmed
Jun 19, 2018
One year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum. A physiological test that supports ...
Tackling bullying could help reduce depression in autistic teens
Jun 19, 2018
Teenagers with difficulties in social communication, including autism have higher rates of depressive symptoms, especially if they are being bullied.
Autistic people at greater risk of becoming homeless – new research
Jun 12, 2018
Tony had lived on the streets for 45 years, and in recent years had become increasingly physically unwell. Despite this he refused all offers of help, and it became clear to his support workers that he found social engagement ...
Link found between neurotransmitter imbalance, brain connectivity in those with autism
Jun 06, 2018
One in 59 children in the United States lives with a form of autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The signs of autism begin in early childhood and can affect individuals differently. ...
Mobile app for autism screening yields useful data
Jun 01, 2018
A Duke study of an iPhone app to screen young children for signs of autism has found that the app is easy to use, welcomed by caregivers and good at producing reliable scientific data.
Baby teeth give clues to autism's origins, detection
May 30, 2018
A close examination of baby teeth is giving new insight into the roots of autism—and ways to spot it early.
Autism screening tool may not pick up women with the condition
May 23, 2018
Diagnosing autism is expensive and time consuming, so a screening tool is used to filter out those people who are unlikely to be diagnosed as autistic. This is all well and good, but our latest research suggests that a widely ...
People with ASD risk being manipulated because they can't tell when they're being lied to
May 22, 2018
A new study shows that the ability to distinguish truth from lies is diminished in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - putting them at greater risk of being manipulated.
Autism is not linked to eating fish in pregnacy
May 21, 2018
A major study examining the fish-eating habits of pregnant women has found that they are not linked to autism or autistic traits in their children.
Screening may miss signs of autism, especially in girls: study
May 21, 2018
(HealthDay)—An important checklist used to screen for autism can miss subtle clues in some children, delaying their eventual diagnosis.