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Autism (sometimes called “classical autism”) is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests. Other ASDs include Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Experts estimate that three to six children out of every 1,000 will have autism. Males are four times more likely to have autism than females.
Neuroscience research has rapidly grown over the years, study finds

Neuroscience research has rapidly grown over the years, study finds

Fundamental red flags that may help parents identify autism in children

Fundamental red flags that may help parents identify autism in children

Antidepressant use during early pregnancy not linked to risk of autism, ADHD in kids, study shows

Antidepressant use during early pregnancy not linked to risk of autism, ADHD in kids, study shows

Research highlights importance of financial literacy to increase autonomy for young adults with autism

Research highlights importance of financial literacy to increase autonomy for young adults with autism

New online genetic study aims to enroll 50,000 individuals and families affected by autism

New online genetic study aims to enroll 50,000 individuals and families affected by autism

'Human knockouts': Genetics in families reveals basic biology and possible therapeutics for disorders

'Human knockouts': Genetics in families reveals basic biology and possible therapeutics for disorders

Study reveals driver licensing rates and patterns among adolescents with ASD

Study reveals driver licensing rates and patterns among adolescents with ASD

Developmental Split-Brain syndrome discovery

Developmental Split-Brain syndrome discovery

Western-led research uncovers underlying molecular mechanism that controls acoustic habituation

Western-led research uncovers underlying molecular mechanism that controls acoustic habituation

Researchers identify 26 novel genes linked to intellectual disability

Researchers identify 26 novel genes linked to intellectual disability

Video therapy for parents may help children at risk of developing autism

Video therapy for parents may help children at risk of developing autism

UWM researchers receive $2.3 million grant to explore link between autism and air pollution

UWM researchers receive $2.3 million grant to explore link between autism and air pollution

Neurons derived from precursor cells may regulate innate reproductive and aggressive behaviors

Neurons derived from precursor cells may regulate innate reproductive and aggressive behaviors

BrainDx develops new measurement tool for precise diagnosis of ADHD and autism

BrainDx develops new measurement tool for precise diagnosis of ADHD and autism

Study identifies CD38 gene to be essential for postnatal glial cell development

Study identifies CD38 gene to be essential for postnatal glial cell development

Tips and guidance for families to cope with child's diagnosis of autism

Tips and guidance for families to cope with child's diagnosis of autism

Girls with autism have relatively good social skills than boys

Girls with autism have relatively good social skills than boys

Young people with autism face difficulty in recognising emotion from facial expressions, study finds

Young people with autism face difficulty in recognising emotion from facial expressions, study finds

Researchers use mathematical modeling to raise density of bones badly degraded by osteoporosis

Researchers use mathematical modeling to raise density of bones badly degraded by osteoporosis

Cerebellar stimulation improves schizophrenia-like thinking problems in rats

Cerebellar stimulation improves schizophrenia-like thinking problems in rats