Autism News

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2/13/2018
2/8/2018
1/5/2018
Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Percentage of children with autism spectrum disorder currently stable, according to new study.

1/3/2018
1/2/2018
10/9/2017
Surviving Congenital Heart Disease as Child Not a Ticket to Good Health

Many of these children can also suffer from illnesses such as autism and respiratory conditions, study says

10/5/2017
Prenatal Multivitamins Linked to Lower Autism Risk

But researchers can't prove a cause-and-effect connection

9/29/2017
Researchers Learn More About Gender's Role in Autism Risk

When oldest female child has the disorder, risk is raised for younger siblings, especially boys: study

9/26/2017
Genetics a Cause of Autism in Most Cases: Study

Re-analysis of stats from earlier study shows new estimate of DNA impact

9/8/2017
Could Folic Acid Fight a Cause of Autism?

Prenatal supplements may help reduce harms of pesticide exposure, study suggests

9/4/2017
Back to School, Back to Planning for Kids With Autism, ADHD

Thinking ahead and keeping a calendar with important dates can help make transition smoother

8/23/2017
Does Autism Risk Reside in Cells' Energy Engines?

Study suggests genetic variations in the DNA of mitochondria may up risk for developmental disorder

8/11/2017
Therapy for Kids With Autism Pays Off for Moms, Dads

Study found when parents become therapy partners, they become less depressed, learn to keep emotions in check

8/8/2017
Can Scans Predict Some Autism Cases?

When the disorder is caused by a certain genetic defect, MRI may spot brain abnormalities, researchers say

7/20/2017
Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism

But difference in risk is quite small, experts say

7/13/2017
Genes May Explain Why Kids With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

More research could shed light on how these genetic pathways work

7/10/2017
Can a Spritz of 'Love Hormone' Help Kids With Autism?

Researchers seek to boost social abilities in small study

6/30/2017
Why People With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

Direct gaze stresses part of the brain tied to social behavior; the study finding might improve therapies

6/22/2017
When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?

Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report

6/21/2017
Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?

Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

6/16/2017
Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized

Mood disorders, sleep problems and having a single caregiver raise odds of in-patient psychiatric care

6/14/2017
Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study

But absolute risk is low, researcher says

6/7/2017
Special Brain Scans May Predict Autism in High-Risk Babies

In small study, technique identified 82 percent of infants later diagnosed with the disorder

6/2/2017
Baby Teeth Study Points to Links Between Autism, Lead Levels

Lead exposure raised risk, while too little zinc, manganese did the same

5/31/2017
Communication Problems Not at Root of Tantrums in Kids With Autism

Study shows outbursts occur just as frequently among children without speech, language troubles

5/26/2017
Could a Century-Old Drug Help Ease Autism Symptoms?

Small study produced positive results with the sleeping sickness medication suramin, but more research needed

5/25/2017
Autism's 'Worryingly' High Suicide Rates Spur Conference

Signs of depression may differ from those seen in general population, researcher says

5/25/2017
Special Diets, Supplements for Autism Still a Question Mark

Analysis of 19 trials turned up little proof they actually work; more definitive research needed

5/25/2017
Are All Those 'Fidget Spinners' Really Helping Kids?

Hot toy is probably more of a distraction than a help in the classroom, experts say

5/11/2017
Treat Autism Even Before Symptoms Show?

Small study found 'at-risk' babies did better if therapists trained parents to communicate more effectively

5/11/2017
Program Helps Young Adults With Autism Find Jobs

Navigating adult services is challenging, autism experts say

5/11/2017
Early Intervention for ASD

Early intervention helps infants at high risk of autism spectrum disorder, study finds.

5/5/2017
Tracking Devices May Ease Minds of Parents of Kids With Autism

Wandering is a hazard for these children, and this technology helps, review finds

4/27/2017
Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk?

Study shows a generations-long link, but research can't prove cause-and-effect

4/21/2017
Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study

Many feel unprepared to handle responsibilities such as paying bills on their own

4/19/2017
Antidepressants and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Two new studies find no link between use of antidepressants during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorder.

4/18/2017
Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids

After accounting for other factors that raise chances of the disorder, the increased risk disappeared

4/12/2017
FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism 'Cures'

Unproven therapies won't help and could be harmful, agency says

4/11/2017
1 in 3 Teens With Autism Licensed to Drive, Study Finds

Pediatricians suggest discussing adolescent's capabilities with doctor first

4/11/2017
'Video Feedback' Program Might Help Treat Autism in Babies

Therapists help parents learn and better react to their infants' communication style

4/10/2017
Muppet With Autism Makes Her 'Sesame Street' Debut

4-year-old 'Julia' joins cast to help young viewers understand the disorder

3/31/2017
Parents of Kids With Autism May Sacrifice 'Couples Time'

They report less closeness, fewer positive interactions, but no increase in negative behaviors toward one another

3/24/2017
Teens With Autism More Likely to Land in ER, Study Finds

Puberty and transition to adulthood may be especially challenging times, researcher says

3/21/2017
Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning

Swimming lessons are essential -- even before other therapies, researcher says

3/17/2017
Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder

Researchers say they've developed a highly accurate method to diagnose autism spectrum disorder.

3/16/2017
Could a Blood Test Spot Autism in Childhood?

Preliminary study was reportedly nearly 98 percent accurate in kids ages 3 to 10

2/16/2017
Predicting Autism Risk

Brain measurements taken in a baby's first year may help predict autism risk, new study finds.

2/15/2017
Experimental Test Can Spot Autism in Infancy

Researchers report brain scans plus computer algorithm show which high-risk babies might develop the disorder

2/14/2017
Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma

Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

2/7/2017
U.S. Legislation Boosted Access to Autism Services, With No Added Cost to Families

Findings show 2008 federal 'parity' law is having desired effect, researchers say