Autism spectrum disorders

Clear expectations are instrumental for employees with autism

In addition to combating stigma in the workplace, employees with autism are challenged with navigating systems developed for the neurotypical. This means that supervisors and employees have fundamentally different understandings ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Extent of developmental delays varies with autism

Developmental milestone progress in autism varies substantially under different conditions, according to a study published online July 18 in JAMA Pediatrics.

Autism spectrum disorders

U. Michigan study to help those with autism improve driving

University of Michigan researchers are studying how well people with autism spectrum disorder can detect road hazards, and plan to assist the young motorists in sharpening their driving skills.

Autism spectrum disorders

Eye test could screen children for autism

Measuring how the eyes' pupils change in response to light—known as the pupillary light reflex—could potentially be used to screen for autism in young children, according to a study conducted at Washington State University.

Psychology & Psychiatry

What guides our attention to faces in videos changes with age

When they're watching videos, how do infants, children, and adults differ in how they view faces? A University of California, Riverside, study has explored this question and found that with age the role of "face centering" ...

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