Dr. Paul Lipkin, director of the Interactive Autism Network, addressed a federal committee on autism about two IAN research projects – preventing injuries from wandering, and mental health.
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A new study suggests that our genes influence how we make eye contact with others during social situations. A failure to make eye contact is considered an early sign of autism.
Researchers measured the eye contact given by identical and fraternal twin pairs, who do not have autism. The identical twins, who share the same genes, had more similar eye gaze patterns than the fraternal twins, who share about half their genes. Unrelated children who were typically developing, as well as children with autism, had different patterns.
A new study shows a link between having a fever during pregnancy and the risk of giving birth to a child with autism.
Dr. Paul H. Lipkin, director of the Interactive Autism Network, participated in the first International Suicide in Autism Summit held in Newcastle, United Kingdom, this month. The summit's goal was to find ways to prevent the "worryingly high rates" of suicidal thoughts and behavior among people with autism. IAN is currently conducting research into mental health and suicidal behaviors in children and certain adults with autism.
Half of adults with autism who receive state services live with parents or relatives, and most do not have paid jobs in their communities, according to a new report.
The Interactive Autism Network yesterday reported on research into preventing injuries in children with autism who wander or bolt from safe places.
Researchers from the Interactive Autism Network are discussing their work on technology use and autism at the International Meeting for Autism Research today.
Researchers from the Interactive Autism Network are discussing their work at poster sessions at the International Meeting for Autism Research this week. Here is what IAN is doing today.
The Interactive Autism Network is one of two new partners of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, as part of an effort to improve disability data access and quality.
Cheryl Cohen, of the Interactive Autism Network, discussed her research and ways to make websites and technology more accessible to teens and adults with autism, at a conference for technology design professionals in Washington.