Autism spectrum disorders

Q&A: Telehealth study may help improve access to autism assessments

A study by UC Davis Health and Vanderbilt University Medical Center has found that developmental assessments for autism performed through telehealth may be a good alternative to in-person evaluations. The research, published ...

Genetics

FRYL gene variants linked to a new neurological disorder

A recent study from the lab of Dr. Hugo J. Bellen, distinguished service professor at Baylor College of Medicine and investigator at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (Duncan NRI) links the FRYL gene ...

Autism spectrum disorders

How autism is diagnosed

According to the advocacy group Autism Speaks, one in every 36 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Autism spectrum disorders

Decoding aggressive behavior in autistic children

A number of news media reports have detailed physical or even sexual assaults by children with autism or intellectual disabilities. In some cases, the victims have suffered serious head injuries.

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