Gene that guides earliest social behaviors could be key to understanding autism — ScienceDaily

Little is known about how social behavior develops in the earliest stages of life. But most animals — including humans — are born with an innate ability to interact socially…

NASCAR driver Armani Williams races to fuel up autism awareness and inclusivity

CNN  —  For NASCAR driver Armani Williams the cockpit of a race car is his sanctuary. “Being in a race car, it’s just sort of like a comfort zone,” said…

Mass vaccinations responsible for 1 in 30 children now having autism – NaturalNews.com

(Natural News) The percentage of children in America who are getting diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is skyrocketing. And many want to know: Are vaccines responsible? Today, one in…

Brains of children with autism may not always ‘see’ body language, study finds — ScienceDaily

Noticing and understanding what it means when a person leans into a conversation or takes a step back and crosses their arms is a vital part of human communication. Researchers…

Autism Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here is a look at autism. Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) incorporates a group of neurodevelopmental disorders causing impaired communication skills and social skills. ASD generally starts…

Findings could help shape future treatments aimed at easing pain for kids with autism experiencing constipation, stomach pain — ScienceDaily

Children with autism spectrum disorder tend to experience gastrointestinal issues, such as constipation and stomach pain, at a higher rate than their neurotypical peers. Some also experience other internalizing symptoms…

‘Heartbreaking’ delays in autism diagnosis and treatment got even worse during pandemic

His mother, Brandie Kurtz, said his therapy wasn’t approved through Georgia’s Medicaid program until recently, despite her continued requests. “I know insurance, so it’s even more frustrating,” said Kurtz, who…

Study shows differences between brains of girls, boys with autism — ScienceDaily

Brain organization differs between boys and girls with autism, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The differences, identified by analyzing hundreds of brain scans…