Autism spectrum disorders

Is Australia's health system failing kids with autism?

Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are calling for changes to mainstream health services as new research from the University of South Australia shows significant gaps in health practitioners' knowledge, ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Predicting autism risk may begin with a drop of blood

Within days of birth, a few drops of blood are collected from every newborn in California—and across the United States—which are then stored on filter paper and screened for dozens of genetic and congenital disorders, ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Autism screening rate soars with use of CHICA system

Universal early screening for autism is recommended for all children but is not routinely performed. A new study from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers, published in JAMA Network ...

Genetics

More pieces of the autism puzzle uncovered

A major international study from the Autism Sequencing Consortium with participation of researchers from the Danish iPSYCH psychiatry project, has recently mapped 102 new autism genes. The new findings provide a new understanding ...

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