Overlapping Symptoms May Delay ASD Diagnosis

Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may mask signs of autism in young children, researchers say, often delaying diagnosis for years.

Pregnancy Timing May Influence Autism Risk

Waiting too few years or too many between pregnancies can greatly affect a child’s risk for autism, new research suggests.

Common Autism Behaviors Less Likely In Girls

Repetitive behaviors have long been considered a hallmark of autism, but new research suggests that girls with the developmental disorder are less likely than boys to exhibit such symptoms.

Study Backs Genetic Testing For Kids With Autism

Newly available genetic testing may offer answers for about 16 percent of children with autism, according to a new study that’s lending support for more widespread use of the analyses.

Study: Dads’ Involvement Key For Families Affected By ASD

Many women struggle to deal with stress associated with having a child with autism, but new research suggests that fathers can play a big role in boosting moms’ mental health.

Scientists Trace Autism ‘Pathway’ From Gene To Brain

There is much that scientists don’t know about autism, but piece by piece genetic research is offering clues.

Study Finds Link Between Autism, Creativity

Especially creative ideas may be more likely to come from individuals with high levels of autism traits, a new study suggests, hinting at a possible advantage for those on the spectrum.

Funding For ASD Research Trending Up

Federal funding for autism research yo-yoed in recent years, but ultimately is on the rise, a new government report finds.

Autism Costs Projected To Soar

This year alone, researchers estimate that the cost of caring for Americans with autism is $268 billion and the price tag is only going up.

$28 Million Effort Aims To Identify Autism Biomarkers

With millions in funding, a public-private partnership is launching a national study aiming to better classify children with autism in order to improve treatment options.

‘Miniature Brains’ Reveal An Outsized Secret About Autism

Scientists hoping to uncover the origins of autism are using reprogrammed skin cells to rewind the clock to the brain’s earliest days of development.

Speech Disorder More Common In Kids With Autism, Study Finds

New research suggests that an otherwise rare speech disorder may affect nearly two-thirds of kids with autism, a finding that’s prompting calls for greater screening.

For Kids On The Spectrum, Intervention Offers Long-Term Gains

Children who participated in an early intervention designed to target autism symptoms at very young ages are continuing to see benefits from the treatment years later, a new study finds.

Concerns Raised About Special Autism Diets

Putting children with autism on special diets may not be such a good idea, researchers say.

Autism Risk May Vary With Parents’ Age

The odds of having a child with autism appear to go up and down as moms and dads move through life, according to the largest study of its kind.

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