Autism affects about 2% of children in the United States, and about 30% of these children have seizures. Recent large-scale genetic studies have revealed that genetic variants in a sodium channel, called voltage-gated sodium ...
Sep 14, 2021
New research led by psychologists at Edge Hill University has placed a spotlight on the quality of life and mental health issues experienced by adults diagnosed with autism.
Sep 14, 2021
Autism is a multi-faceted disorder that cannot be identified by a single symptom or explained by a single biological cause. As a result, it is referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). People with ASD experience a wide ...
Sep 13, 2021
Hyperlexia is a condition where preschool children display an intense early interest in letters in a way that is very advanced for their age. They can decode words accurately, but without understanding their meaning. It is ...
Sep 10, 2021
Individuals affected by autism spectrum disorder often present communication issues and difficulties in social interactions. Although very frequent, this disorder is challenging to diagnose before the age of five. However, ...
Sep 06, 2021
Researchers show key differences in emotion, adaptation skills of children with autism in school settings
Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have found that children on the autism spectrum who have impaired executive functioning skills, which help control thoughts, emotions, and actions, can face challenges ...
Sep 01, 2021
Autistic adults, adults with intellectual disability, and adults with mental health diagnoses have multiple risk factors for infection with COVID-19 and for experiencing more severe disease if they contract COVID-19, according ...
Aug 31, 2021
National Autism Indicators Report: High rates of mental health conditions and persistent disparities in care
Mental health is an important part of whole-person health and wellbeing and is a key component of community health. But it is an often-overlooked part of health care. A recent report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute ...
Aug 31, 2021
Cost of raising a child with rare genetic disorder significant but could be reduced by earlier diagnosis
The cost of raising a child with a rare genetic disorder was significant but the economic burden could be reduced by earlier diagnosis and targeted treatment, a new study has found.
Aug 26, 2021
Mothers of children with autism who delayed their subsequent pregnancy by 2.5 to three years reduced the likelihood of their next child also being diagnosed on the spectrum, new research shows.
Aug 25, 2021
Sensorimotor issues aren't well understood in people with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, yet they are important because they can be observed before social and communication indicators for the disorder, and they can predict ...
Aug 12, 2021
Babies born prematurely, even just a couple weeks early, may be at increased risk of autism, a large new study suggests.
Aug 11, 2021
A new paper comparing the ability to match pitch and duration in speech and song is providing valuable insight into vocal imitation deficits for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Aug 10, 2021
People with autism spectrum disorder have difficulty interpreting facial expressions.
Aug 05, 2021
A new study by researchers at the Yale Child Study Center demonstrates that puppets can attract and hold the attention of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), raising the potential for developing more engaging therapies ...
Aug 05, 2021
A promising tool for translational research into Phelan-McDermid syndrome and autism spectrum disorders
Researchers at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai have identified specific transient visual evoked potential waveform abnormalities in individuals with Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS), proving ...
Jul 30, 2021
Autistic adults may have different behaviors or perspectives in the workplace or in social situations which may lead them into compromised situations. Some might be excluded from social and job opportunities, taken advantage ...
Jul 29, 2021
A pilot study from North Carolina State University has found that a gene associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and pain hypersensitivity may actually decrease itch response. Atopic dermatitis and pain hypersensitivity ...
Jul 28, 2021