Parents' reports of children's autism symptoms differ by race, study finds
Dec 06, 2017
Racial differences in parents' reports of concerns about their child's development to healthcare providers may contribute to delayed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in black children, according to a study led ...
Study examines brain activity and anxiety symptoms in youth with autism spectrum disorder
Dec 06, 2017
The error-related negativity (ERN) is a brain signal response to errors that is thought to reflect threat sensitivity and has been implicated in anxiety disorders in individuals without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A new ...
Study shows interventions, though few, can be effective for students with high-functioning autism
Dec 05, 2017
Across the country, more and more young people are being diagnosed as with autism spectrum disorder, including those with high-functioning autism. Yet there is little research into how to help educators serve students with ...
Low vitamin D levels at birth linked to higher autism risk
Nov 29, 2017
Low vitamin D levels at birth were associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) at the age of 3 years in a recent Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study.
Mothers of teens with autism report higher levels of stress, but optimism can be a buffer
Nov 27, 2017
Anyone who has ever survived being a teenager should be well aware that parenting a teenager can be no easy feat. But factor in a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or intellectual disability (ID), and you'll likely ...
Odors that carry social cues seem to affect volunteers on the autism spectrum differently
Nov 27, 2017
Autism typically involves the inability to read social cues. We most often associate this with visual difficulty in interpreting facial expression, but new research at the Weizmann Institute of Science suggests that the sense ...
Time between pregnancies may affect autism risk
Nov 22, 2017
Investigators have found a link between the amount of time between pregnancies and Autism Spectrum Disorder in children. The findings are published in Autism Research.
Video game improves balance in youth with autism
Nov 21, 2017
Playing a video game that rewards participants for holding various "ninja" poses could help children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improve their balance, according to a recent study in the Journal of Autism ...
Inclusion in mainstream school can exacerbate feelings of being 'different' in pupils with autism spectrum conditions
Nov 16, 2017
Negative school experiences can have harmful long term effects on pupils with autism spectrum conditions, a new study in the journal Autism reports.
Potential new autism drug shows promise in mice
Nov 14, 2017
Scientists have performed a successful test of a possible new drug in a mouse model of an autism disorder. The candidate drug, called NitroSynapsin, largely corrected electrical, behavioral and brain abnormalities in the ...