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January 06, 2016

Two new studies spotlight the evolving understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the factors that potentially affect the risk of ASD.

December 14, 2015

A new study in JAMA Pediatrics examines health records to assess the possible risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children whose mothers took antidepressants during pregnancy.

September 11, 2015

Researchers find high rates of pregnancy complications among those with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism

November 19, 2014

Researcher urges doctors to help women control inflammation during pregnancy; infant intervention may help strengthen brain networks

August 12, 2013

Largest-ever study still too preliminary to warrant change to practice; even if risk confirmed, safety of mother and child paramount

July 24, 2013

Autism Speaks offers perspective on study finding no link between autism risk and eating mercury-contaminated fish during pregnancy.