News - 16 Aug 2011
The risk that an infant with an older sibling with autism also will develop the disorder, previously estimated at between 3 and 10 percent, is substantially higher at approximately 19 percent, a...
News - 9 Jun 2011
New research shows that autism is not caused by one or two gene defects but probably by hundreds of different mutations, many of which arise spontaneously. This comes from the study that has examined...
News - 4 Apr 2011
The National Autism Association joins with organizations worldwide in recognizing April as Autism Awareness month. With one in 110 children now diagnosed with autism, and autism mortality rates...
News - 1 Oct 2010
Siblings of children with autism have more frequent language delays and other subtle characteristics of the disorder than previously understood. Girls also may be mildly affected more often than...
News - 16 Feb 2010
A study of the development of autism in infants, comparing the behavior of the siblings of children diagnosed with autism to that of babies developing normally, has found that the nascent symptoms of...
News - 18 Jan 2010
As the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports on the actual decline in U.S. biomedical research funding, Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy...
News - 15 Feb 2017
A study published today in the journal Nature is the first to show that it is possible to predict within the first year of life, whether some infants will go on to develop autism.
News - 9 Feb 2010
Advanced maternal age is linked to a significantly elevated risk of having a child with autism, regardless of the father's age, according to an exhaustive study of all births in California during the...
News - 7 May 2019
Research presented at INSAR 2019 suggests that autism estimates are wildly inaccurate as they do not involve sufficient data on families from ethnic minority backgrounds.
News - 4 May 2018
In education circles, it is widely accepted that minorities are overrepresented in special education. New research from the University of Kansas has found, in terms of autism, minorities are widely...