Researchers have found that people with autism appeared to be greater risk of a fatal injury than the general U.S. population.
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You may download a copy of a 2017 report to Congress, "Young Adults and Transitioning Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder," by the National Autism Coordinator of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Paul Lipkin, director of the Interactive Autism Network, and Dr. Eliza Gordon-Lipkin answer questions about the role of the environment in the risk for developing autism.
IAN is featured in the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory's new website that promotes the conduct of efficient pragmatic clinical trials that gather evidence to improve healthcare.
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.
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.