Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Signs & Symptoms

The CDC estimates that one in every 110 U.S. children have an ASD. Learn more about how to recognize signs and symptoms with this slideshow.

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Smartphone Technology Allows Diagnosis of Autism in ResearchKit Feasibility Study

Smartphone Technology Allows Diagnosis of Autism in ResearchKit Feasibility Study

Although these tools are only for research at the moment, they lay the foundation for what may become accessible, affordable, and scalable tools for the early identification of autism and other childhood developmental disorders in the future.

Pivotal Response Treatment Plus NAO Robot Effective in Autism

Pivotal Response Treatment Plus NAO Robot Effective in Autism

Parent-mediated pivotal response treatment using a humanoid robot may be effective for reducing ASD-related symptoms in young children.

FDA Fast-Tracks Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

FDA Fast-Tracks Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

There are currently no approved pharmacological treatments that address these core symptoms of ASD.

Researchers Identify Novel Potential Biomarkers for Autism

Researchers Identify Novel Potential Biomarkers for Autism

Autism was associated with changes in the plasma protein content of certain advanced glycation end products and oxidation adducts.

Reducing Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Vitamins, Folic Acid Use During Pregnancy

Reducing Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Vitamins, Folic Acid Use During Pregnancy

A reduced risk for autism spectrum disorder in offspring was associated with maternal use of folic acid and mutlivitamin supplements.

​Relationship Between ​Neuroanatomic Abnormalities​ and Behavioral, Cognitive Impairment​ in Individuals At Risk for ASD​

​Relationship Between ​Neuroanatomic Abnormalities​ and Behavioral, Cognitive Impairment​ in Individuals At Risk for ASD​

In groups that are at high risk for autism spectrum disorder, neuroanatomic abnormalities are common.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Among Children, Adolescents in United States

Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Among Children, Adolescents in United States

There was a 2.41% prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among US children and adolescents in 2014-2016.

ASD With Intellectual Disability Possibly Reduced by Multivitamin Use During Pregnancy

ASD With Intellectual Disability Possibly Reduced by Multivitamin Use During Pregnancy

Multivitamin supplementation during pregnancy is tied to a reduced risk of autism spectrum disorder with intellectual disability.

Autism Symptoms Not Aided By Special Diets, Supplements

Autism Symptoms Not Aided By Special Diets, Supplements

Children with ASD do not benefit from the use of nutritional supplements or dietary therapies for children with ASD, according to researchers.

ASD in Offspring After Prenatal Antidepressant Use Raises Questions

ASD in Offspring After Prenatal Antidepressant Use Raises Questions

Risks of ASD are strongly associated with antidepressant use before conception and may be linked to psychiatric disorders in the mother.

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