Latest Pervasive developmental disorders Stories
Despite all the scientific evidence that indicates vaccines do not cause autism, about 10 percent of parents still skip getting their children immunized for fear that the science is wrong.
One two-foot-tall humanoid robot is acting as a therapist to help train children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are seeking boys aged 9 months to 30 months who might be showing signs of autism or boys of the same age who have an older brother with the disorder to take part in a study to determine if a supplement called carnitine can prevent a form of autism.
An international team of researchers has found that men who have children later in life are more likely to have grandchildren with autism.
A new study finds that two genes individually associated with rare autism-related disorders are also jointly linked to more general forms of autism.
Women who experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse as children are more likely to have a child with autism than women who were not abused.
Infants at 7 months of age who go on to develop autism are slower to reorient their gaze and attention from one object to another when compared to 7-month-olds who do not develop autism, and this behavioral pattern is in part explained by atypical brain circuits.
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