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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Ann Olincy, M.D. - brain & behavior research expert on autism
Ann Olincy, M.D.
March 07, 2016
Schizophrenia and autism may be related disorders that, at least in part, share similar genetic roots, new research suggests. Indeed, say the scientists,...
Drs. Gross & Bassell - Brain & behavior research experts on autism
Drs. Gross & Bassell
February 16, 2016
Using cells stored in autism research repositories, scientists have identified specific molecular defects that disrupt communication pathways in the cells of...
Jay M. Baraban, M.D., Ph.D.
Jay M. Baraban, M.D., Ph.D.
January 29, 2016
New research reveals that the electrical stimulation of a brain structure in mice relieves behaviors related to autism, thus identifying a possible new...
Santhosh Girirajan, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Autism
Santhosh Girirajan, Ph.D.
January 20, 2016
Scientists have found that other disorders including intellectual disability can confuse the diagnosis of autism. This provides a possible explanation for at...
Noboru Hiroi, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Autism
Noboru Hiroi, Ph.D.
January 15, 2016
For an infant, crying is an effective form of communication, reliably summoning a parent in times of need. But new research in mice suggests that a genetic...

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