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2011-08-16 06:45:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The risk that an infant with an older sibling with autism will also develop the disorder, previously estimated at between 3 and 10 percent, is substantially higher at approximately 19 percent, according to this study. While the study found a combined estimated risk for all participants of nearly19 percent, it found an even more elevated risk of recurrence of over 26 percent for male infants, and over 32 percent for infants with more than one older sibling with autism....

2010-02-16 13:00:16

Condition is characterized by a slow decline rather than an abrupt loss of skills, study says A study of the development of autism in infants, comparing the behavior of the siblings of children diagnosed with autism to that of babies developing normally, has found that the nascent symptoms of the condition "” a lack of shared eye contact, smiling and communicative babbling "” are not present at 6 months, but emerge gradually and only become apparent during the latter part of the...

2008-11-07 11:00:00

Researchers have found that infants who were later diagnosed with autism were noted to play with their toys in unusual ways. A team from the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute monitored a group of children who were at high risk of developing autism. They noted that many of the children were more likely to spin, repetitively rotate, stare at and look out of the corners of their eyes at simple objects Researchers hope their findings will give doctors and parents a new way to identify their children's...

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