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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Yun Li, Ph.D., Expert Researcher on the Autism Spectrum Disorder, Rett Syndrome
Yun Li, Ph.D.
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With the support of a 2012 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant, researchers at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts have...
New research study on autism and schizophrenia presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Annual Meeting
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Drs. Raquel and Ruben Gur, Autism and Schizophrenia research experts
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A recent study at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine found significant differences between how male and female brains are hardwired....
James F. Leckman, M.D. of Yale University, Expert in Autism
James F. Leckman, M.D.
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Ralph Adolphs, Ph.D., Expert in autism research
Ralph Adolphs, Ph.D.
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Researchers led by 2005 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, Ralph Adolphs, Ph.D., of the California Institute of Technology have made the first...


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