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Many Nonverbal Children with Autism Overcome Severe Language Delays

Hopeful news for families; study counters belief that nonverbal children won’t acquire speech after age 4

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Autism Shares Risk Genes with Major Psychiatric Disorders

A “Top Ten Advances in Autism Research 2013” Selection See all the year’s “Top Ten” here.... More...

New Guidelines for Genetic Testing in Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement on genetic screening of children for autism and other disorders

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Teens with Autism Lack Healthcare Transition Services

Study finds young people with autism half as likely to receive healthcare transition support as those with other longterm medical needs

 

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Researchers Link New Autism Gene to Serotonin Production

Findings illustrate how a genetic change affects a vital brain pathway, with implications for the development of treatments

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Nutrition and Autism

Report confirms challenge of ensuring adequate nutrition in children with autism; calls on clinicians and researchers to guide families 

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Field Trials Suggest New Criteria for Diagnosing Autism 'Reliable'

American Psychiatric Association approves DSM-5 changes; autism advocates call for further study 

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