Autism Spectrum Disorders Feature Archive

To Screen or Not to Screen? The Debate on Autism Diagnosis

To Screen or Not to Screen? The Debate on Autism Diagnosis

Could a proposal by an expert panel undermine years of progress made in the identification and intervention of autism?

Autism Awareness: Perspectives from a Researcher and Parent

Autism Awareness: Perspectives from a Researcher and Parent

Michael Ronemus, PhD, was forced to step out from behind the microscope when his own son was diagnosed with autism.

Combating Misconceptions About Vaccines and Autism

Combating Misconceptions About Vaccines and Autism

Misconceptions about vaccines and autism persist despite growing scientific evidence that no link exists.

The Changing Landscape of Asperger Syndrome

The Changing Landscape of Asperger Syndrome

Changes made to autism spectrum disorders in DSM-5 have implications for how Asperger's is diagnosed and treated.

The Search for Genes that Cause Autism

The Search for Genes that Cause Autism

The latest genetic theory suggests autism's sporadic nature might be due to de novo mutations arising in the parental germline.

Investigating New Biomedical Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Investigating New Biomedical Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Omega-3 fatty acids, melatonin, and digestive enzymes are being investigated as potential treatments.

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