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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.
New research confirms link between DDT exposure and autism

New research confirms link between DDT exposure and autism

Study reveals how immune cells in the brain influence sexual behavior

Study reveals how immune cells in the brain influence sexual behavior

Study finds increased rate of repeat pregnancies in women with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Study finds increased rate of repeat pregnancies in women with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Prenatal Tdap vaccination not linked with increased risk of autism in children, study shows

Prenatal Tdap vaccination not linked with increased risk of autism in children, study shows

Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia have higher risk of melanoma, shows study

Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia have higher risk of melanoma, shows study

Scientists are one step closer to understanding autistic disorders

Scientists are one step closer to understanding autistic disorders

Researchers discover genetic mutation underlying debilitating childhood brain disorder

Researchers discover genetic mutation underlying debilitating childhood brain disorder

Scientists identify key neurobiological mechanisms that control aggression

Scientists identify key neurobiological mechanisms that control aggression

Atlas of the nervous system provides new clues about origin of neurological diseases

Atlas of the nervous system provides new clues about origin of neurological diseases

Mandatory vaccinations for children stopped in Italy

Mandatory vaccinations for children stopped in Italy

Map of billion brain cell connections sheds light on how memories are formed and recalled

Map of billion brain cell connections sheds light on how memories are formed and recalled

Women with PCOS more likely to have an autistic child

Women with PCOS more likely to have an autistic child

Scientists identify brain cells that help zebrafishes to socialize

Scientists identify brain cells that help zebrafishes to socialize

Mutations of IRF2BPL gene associated with previously undiagnosed neurological disorder

Mutations of IRF2BPL gene associated with previously undiagnosed neurological disorder

Researchers to study molecular mechanisms behind susceptibility of males to autism

Researchers to study molecular mechanisms behind susceptibility of males to autism

WFN to highlight clean air for brain health on World Brain Day 2018

WFN to highlight clean air for brain health on World Brain Day 2018

Mother's microbiome determines offspring's risk of developing autism

Mother's microbiome determines offspring's risk of developing autism

Researchers identify key protein involved in irregular brain cell activity

Researchers identify key protein involved in irregular brain cell activity

FAU and partners receive NIH research grant to shed light on sleep loss and metabolic disorders

FAU and partners receive NIH research grant to shed light on sleep loss and metabolic disorders

New drug strategy can alleviate multiple behavioral, cellular deficiencies in FXS mouse model

New drug strategy can alleviate multiple behavioral, cellular deficiencies in FXS mouse model