Autism

Did you know 1-in-68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

Almost half of children identified with autism has average to above average intellectual ability. Tweet >

Autism, more commonly referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by clinicians and families, is a biological condition that limits a child’s ability to develop social relationships and communicate. As a result, children often have significant problems in learning and experience many behavioral difficulties. The condition is usually life-long, although overall outcome is improving.

Autism symptoms and behaviors can range from mild to severe, and may seem to appear gradually or suddenly. Symptoms include social deficits, communication difficulties, repetitive behaviors, sensory difficulties, and unusual abilities.

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Lucina Q. Uddin, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Lucina Q. Uddin, Ph.D.
April 03, 2015
Researchers have found that patterns of functional brain connectivity––the strength of connections between parts of the brain––that are unique to autism...
Alexander E. Urban, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Alexander E. Urban, Ph.D.
March 24, 2015
Studies of the genetic underpinnings of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have so far pointed to more than 300 potentially relevant gene mutations. A team at...
Daniel H. Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Dr. Daniel H. Geschwind
March 09, 2015
New research sheds light on the big potential impact in neurological and psychiatric disorders––including autism spectrum disorder (ASD)––of very small bits of...
Susan B. Powell, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Susan B. Powell, Ph.D.
March 02, 2015
New research evaluating the effects of a century-old drug on mouse models of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) provides a potentially important clue about how ASD...
Daniel H. Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.
February 18, 2015
In a new study, Daniel H. Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D., has shown that treating a strain of genetically mutant mice with oxytocin––the so-called “Love Hormone”––...

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