Dr. Matthew Siegel, a top researcher with the Autism Inpatient Collection study, addressed the U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee recently about research into aggression and self-injury in people who are "severely affected" by autism.
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A new study has linked Type 1 diabetes in pregnant women to a higher risk of autism in their babies, compared to expectant mothers who did not have diabetes.
People with autism often have difficulty with eye contact, but a new study shows that some typically-developing people do, too. Having a "decreased responsiveness to direct gaze" is linked to having more autistic traits in people who don't have autism, according to a research article published recently in the journal, Psychological Medicine.
The Interactive Autism Network is joining together with the Autism Treatment Network and the Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence to create the Autism Learning Health Network. A learning network is a group of patients, families, doctors, and researchers that uses data to improve healthcare, in this case, for people with autism.
A new study suggests that young adults with autism spectrum disorder "may have more difficulty learning basic driving skills than peers, particularly in the early stages of driver training."
Children with autism were less likely to receive recommended vaccines between ages 4 and 6, and their younger brothers and sisters were less likely to be fully vaccinated, compared to other children, according to a new study.
Autism now affects 1 in 59 children in the United States, an increase from the previous prevalence of 1 in 68 children, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
An article in Molecular Autism provides evidence that Hans Asperger sent children to a facility where children with disabilities were murdered by Nazis.
Families in the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) and Autism Inpatient Collection (AIC) helped researchers test a new tool for assessing problems with emotional control in youth with autism. The tool, called the Emotion Dysregulation Inventory, can be used with both nonverbal and verbal youth with autism. It also is geared toward those problems most common in autism, such as irritability. Members of the Autism Inpatient Collection have joined IAN, and have a special section here. The lead author of this study is Carla A.
The Interactive Autism Network, and co-founder J. Kiely Law MD, were featured in a news release about an app that could help patients share medical records with researchers more easily.