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How repetitive movements help autistic people cope with anxiety

Spectrum | 
Typical infants and toddlers may kick their legs repeatedly, rock back and forth while playing or flap their hands in ...
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Why are older parents more likely to have children with autism?

Spectrum | 
Older men and women are more likely than young ones to have a child with autism, according to multiple studies ...
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Popular autism ‘signaling imbalance theory’ challenged, suggesting new drugs ‘may have little value’

The Scientist | 
An analysis of four mouse models negates certain assumptions underlying the “signaling imbalance theory,” a popular hypothesis about autism’s origins ...
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Understanding environmental risk factors for autism: What’s real and what’s not

Spectrum | 
Here, we explain why it is difficult to link autism to environmental factors, and what scientists know about how the ...
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Diagnosing autism: Proposed revision of global diagnostic manual raises concerns

Spectrum | 
The proposed new version of the global manual for diagnosing medical conditions gets many things right about autism — but ...

Differences in brain reward system may explain why autistic people are less interested in socialization

Spectrum | 
The brain’s system for sensing pleasure and reward shows unusual activation patterns in people with autism, according to an analysis ...
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Video games as treatment for autism: Do gains translate to real life?

Spectrum | 
Over the past year, several small pilot studies have produced promising results for games designed to help children with autism, ...
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