Identical twins have identical genes, but sometimes only one may have autism. What affects the way our genes function?
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Why do parents and doctors sometimes disagree on whether a child's delays point to autism?
Why does one person have trouble learning and speaking, while another person with the same condition speaks fluently and has an advanced degree? Is the answer buried somewhere in our genetic code? Some researchers want to find out.
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We hear a lot about DNA, but what is this molecule, really, and what can it tell us about autism?
Research on the subject may be limited, but children and adults with autism do not need to suffer silently with an anxiety disorder. Learn about anxiety treatments – medications and cognitive behavior therapy – for people on the spectrum with anxiety.
Do speech problems really fuel challenging behavior in autism? A study of youth with autism in psychiatric hospitals calls that "prevailing assumption" into some question, while pointing to another influence.
A decade ago, hundreds of families began gathering in clinics across North America to take part in an autism research project. They gave blood, answered questions, took tests. How have these 2,600 families influenced our understanding of autism today?
Why are children and adults with autism more likely to be obese than other people? A new study sheds light on weight challenges for youth on the spectrum – and points to possible solutions.
In this recorded webinar video, Ernst VanBergeijk, PhD, MSW, a professor at Lesley University, discusses employment and job trends for people with autism, skills that help individuals with autism gain and retain jobs, and how employers and co-workers can create an autism-friendly workplace.