Ob/Gyn Information Center
Several medical organizations are advocating for clinical practice to remain unchanged after a study suggested a link between maternal epidurals and autism spectrum disorder in offspring.
Changes in gray matter during childhood distinguish autism from developmental delay.
Is there a way to eliminate the confusion between autism and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS)?
More than 50% of youths with an autism spectrum disorder did not participate in education or employment opportunities in the two years after high school.
Neurology Information Center, News
Drugs modulating the vasopressin pathway explored as agents to modify social behaviors in autism.
The CDC estimates that one in every 88 children has an autism spectrum disorder, with prevalence up 23% since 2006 and 78% since 2002.
A checklist that takes about five minutes for a caregiver to complete can help clinicians identify autism in very young children.
Pediatrics Information Center
Children with selective mutism who participated in parent-child interaction therapy showed significant gains in speaking behaviors; teachers and parents also reported improvements in child anxiety.
Some evidence suggests flu, long fever or antibiotic use in pregnancy could increase risk of autism, but more research is necessary.
Injury from traffic and drowning are major concerns for children with autism who wander, a behavior that correlates with autism severity.