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Five years ago, a new diagnosis, 'social communication disorder,' had its debut. In a new column, expert Helen Tager-Flusberg questions it's validity.
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, in a manner of speaking — listen to our latest Spectrum Stories and get the scoop on communication issues in .
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"Pure is very rare." People on the spectrum often have four or five other conditions, such as , anxiety and GI issues — study.
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Neuroligins are a kind of gene known to be mutated in some people with . Lowering their expression in astrocytes makes the brain less excitable — a finding that could hold clues to autism.
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Communication between people with and without autism is a two-way street. Our latest explainer dives into communication issues and — and highlights how typical peers can be more aware of these differences.
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With two new fascinating studies about in the news, Mike Ronemus of CSHL offers insight on what is still unknown 🤔 via
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Study finds that certain mutations tied to may be passed down from fathers — a finding some say is contrary to the 'female protective effect' theory of
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Studying the of those at-risk for can inform . Join for a tomorrow (3PM EDT, Apr. 25) with Dr. Shafali Jeste of to hear about insights from her on early brain development.
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Genes linked to are critical to the development of star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes, suggesting a key role for the cells in the condition.
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When it comes to research into communication quirks in , it isn't all about pinpointing differences in people on the spectrum — it should also be about teaching typical people to be more aware, scientists say.
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Flappiness Is 7h
So pleased that more and more headlines about studies involving girls and autism are happening in the news. There ARE differences.
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New revelations of Hans Asperger's collusion with the Nazi regime's eugenics program may be the 'nail in the coffin' for the syndrome that bore his name — but some say history shouldn't be erased.
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BBRFoundation 9h
"People living with disorder often have subtle problems using language or making facial expressions. Pinpointing where those difficulties originate may help ease their social communication."
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Happening tomorrow @ 3pm ET! expert Shafali Jeste will present a free webinar on brain development in infants who have a genetic risk for . Grab your spot now:
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Coexisting conditions such as can delay diagnosis by as much as a year via
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How might astrocytes — star-shaped brain cells that play a role in forming synapses — shape ? We spoke to expert to find out.
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John Wilkins 10h
Gilberg suggests that an autism diagnosis should really be the basis for a full assessment of other co-occurring issues or comorbid conditions.
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A new analysis of the genomes of more than 11,000 people reveals regions that have few mutations, indicating they have important functions
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Autism Awareness Aus Apr 23
It's common for children on the autism spectrum to have co-occurring conditions. A new study suggests that which conditions a child has influences whether they are diagnosed with autism sooner or later than average.
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Having more than one condition may be the norm for most people on the spectrum — and it may alter the timing of their diagnosis.
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