Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is markedly heritable, with probandwise concordance of 96 percent, but there is variation in the severity of symptomatology above the diagnostic threshold.
The supply of applied behavior analysis (ABA) providers for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) falls short of the benchmark in 49 states and Washington, DC.
Researchers sought to investigate the risk for infantile spasms, autism spectrum disorder and epilepsy among siblings of children with infantile spasm.
Interpretation of results limited by high dropout rate, null findings of prespecified analyses.
Higher odds seen for specific lesions, including atrial, ventricular septal defects.
Researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to identify prevalence estimates of mental health disorders in a population of individuals with autism.
Enrollment in a South Carolina Medicaid waiver program for children with autism spectrum disorder was largely equitable between neighborhoods, although privileged neighborhoods had higher enrollment in years of inequity.
The compensatory strategies employed by individuals with autism spectrum disorder might be a barrier to an official, timely diagnosis of autism, and might have negative consequences on individual’s mental health and well-being.
Variation in autism spectrum disorder occurrence may be due to genetic influences, rather than maternal or environmental effects.
Top-down regulatory mechanisms influenced whether or not children with autism spectrum disorder expressed atypical behavioral responses to sensory stimuli.