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Simple questionnaire may improve early detection of autism

To detect signs of autism in toddlers, pediatricians routinely rely on parent-completed questionnaires about the child’s behavior. But parents’ an...

Home videos could be powerful tool for diagnosing autism, researcher says

Short home videos, such as those posted on YouTube, may become a powerful tool for diagnosing autism, according to a study whose senior author is a s...

New Screening Method Could Detect Autism In 9 Month Old Infants

The identification of two new biomarkers could help medical researchers identify autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children as young as nine mont...

1 in 68 Children Now Has a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Why?

The staggering increase in cases of ASD should raise more suspicion in the medical community about its misdiagnosis and overdiagnosis than it does...

Federal Autism Panel Raises Concerns Over DSM Changes

A federal advisory panel is urging clinicians to be careful when applying new diagnostic criteria for autism in order to ensure that no one is den...

IACC Statement Regarding Scientific, Practice and Policy Implications of Changes in the Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder

The DSM-5 criteria were published in May 2013.1, 2 Although the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria are intended primarily for use by clinicians and researc...

Rising awareness may explain spike in autism diagnoses

[9-image.jpg]Young boys continue to have the highest rate of autism diagnoses, but Danish doctors are diagnosing more girls, teenagers and adults wit...

Does Regressive Autism Exist?

Some clinicians and researchers divide autism into two types: one they refer to with some variation of “infantile” or “early onset” and another that ...

Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2010

Results: For 2010, the overall prevalence of ASD among the ADDM sites was 14.7 per 1,000 (one in 68) children aged 8 years. Overall ASD prevalenc...

10 Things to Know About New Autism Data

10 Things You Need To Know About CDC's Latest Report from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network The following estimate...

Jump In Autism Cases May Not Mean It's More Prevalent

The government's latest estimate shows that 1 in 68 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder. That's a remarkable jump from just two y...

Study questions effectiveness of autism screen in toddlers

A widely used screen for autism identifies only one-third of children at 18 months who are later diagnosed with the disorder, reports a large Norwegi...

Kids’ Sleep, Ear Troubles May Point To Autism

Frequent ear infections and waking up multiple times per night are among a growing list of potential early signs of autism, new research suggests....

Researchers dispute value of self-reports for autism traits

[japanesequest2_400.jpg] Several self-report surveys allow adults in the general population to assess any traits of autism they may have, such a...

Review of Studies Finds DSM-5 Could Reduce Autism Diagnoses by a Third

A review of multiple studies concludes that new guidelines for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could reduce the number of individuals recei...

Letting Go of Asperger’s

[Capture.jpg] Months after our son was diagnosed, the label officially disappeared. And that turned out to be a good thing. In January ...

Autism diagnoses may drop by a third under new guidelines

New guidelines for defining autism spectrum disorders may reduce the number of diagnoses by almost one-third, according to new research from Colum...

Bringing the Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders Into Focus

[Screen Shot 2014-02-28 at 5.58.45 PM.png] To improve recognition of the early signs of ASD among pediatricians, parents, and early intervention prov...

Genes May Give Girls Developmental Edge

New research adds to the theory that girls are more naturally protected than boys from developing autism and other developmental disorders. Whi...

How Do I Tell My Son Everything About His Autism?

Last spring I had all the kids in the car and we were headed to the playground so they could run around while Joey played baseball. Eight-year-old...