Oxytocin therapy is ineffective at improving social skills in children on the autism spectrum.
A 25-year study identifies a link between the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and an increased risk of developmental disorders, including ADHD, autism, and decreased IQ in children.
Between 1998 and 2018, the number of people diagnosed with autism has jumped by 787%. The rate of increase was greater for females, with the greatest rise in adults being diagnosed with ASD.
The way in which an infant visually examines an object may predict a later autism diagnosis, researchers say. Unusual visual inspection of items at 9 months was a strong predictor of an ASD diagnosis later in childhood.
Autistic children and adults are better at holding and imitating relative pitch than they are with absolute pitch across both speech and song.
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Artificial neural networks help researchers uncover new clues as to why people on the autism spectrum have trouble interpreting facial expressions.