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Infant Head Size and Autism: Baby Sibs Study Shows No Connection

In largest-ever study, Autism Speaks Baby Siblings Research Consortium helps settle longtime debate over proposed early sign of autism
August 14, 2014

With the largest study of its kind, the Autism Speaks Baby Siblings Research Consortium has further laid to rest the longstanding idea that an abnormally large infant head size is an early sign of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Study Suggests Repetitive Behaviors Emerge Early in Autism

Researchers say greater focus on repetitive behaviors may help identify babies and toddlers who will benefit from early intervention
May 15, 2014

A greater focus on very early repetitive behaviors may help identify more babies and toddlers who would benefit from early intervention for autism, a new study suggests.

Autism Researchers Say Nearly Half of Baby Siblings Show Delays at 12 Months

Investigators urge close monitoring and early intervention for developmental issues among infant siblings of children with autism
March 10, 2014


Researchers in Autism Speaks Baby Siblings Research Consortium report that they can detect developmental problems at 12 months in nearly half of children who have an older brother or sister with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Study: Eye Contact Declines Early in Babies Who Later Develop Autism

High-tech eye tracking study finds what may be earliest clear sign of autism; suggests possible window for very early intervention
November 06, 2013

A “Top Ten Advances in Autism Research 2013” Selection
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Hunting for Autism's Earliest Clues

By Ariel Bleicher
April 01, 2013

The brown-eyed boy in the video is 13 months old. He wears overalls and a blue-striped shirt and sits on his mother’s lap. On the table in front of them is a green washcloth. The boy picks it up and swings it near his ear as if he were guessing the contents of a Christmas present.