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Delayed Gaze Shifting an Early Marker for Autism

March 20, 2013

A new study shows that infants who go on to develop autism take longer to shift their gaze between images than do infants who develop normally. The investigators detected the delay in 7-month-old babies and linked it to differences in a part of the brain associated with visual processing.

Study Confirms “Optimal Outcomes” Rare but Real among Children with Autism

January 16, 2013

Some children diagnosed with autism in early childhood reach “optimal outcomes” with levels of function similar to their typical peers. The findings appear today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Pediatrics Supplement on Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders

November 01, 2012

(Nov 1, 2012) Today, the journal Pediatrics published a special supplement on the health and medical treatment of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Pregnancy, Fever and Autism

May 24, 2012


Mothers who recalled having a fever during pregnancy were twice as likely to have a child with autism as were mothers who did not recall such fevers, according to newly published research. However, those mothers who reported taking medication to reduce their fevers did not show this increased risk.