Autism Spectrum Disorders INFO CENTER
Kids with autism can find it hard to understand what other people are feeling. And their communication challenges can make it hard for these children to interact with others.
Autism is a developmental condition that has been separately linked to both genetic and environmental factors. Recent research shows how it's possible that both factors can work together.
The earlier a developmental condition can be diagnosed, the sooner interventions can be provided. It would therefore be helpful to diagnose children with autism as early as possible.
Women may need to take various medications even while they are pregnant, trying to weigh the risks and benefits of the medications. When it comes to antidepressants, there's at least one thing they don't need to worry about.
Sufficient sleep is an important part of staying heathy for all individuals, especially for children. And just one simple house rule may help kids get enough sleep — remove the TV.
Children with autism may experience other conditions beyond the spectrum of symptoms linked to their developmental disorder. But could those other conditions relate to their autism?
It's not uncommon for children with autism spectrum disorders to have other mental health conditions as well. Children with autism can often experience anxiety symptoms.
In looking for a cause of autism, researchers often investigate every possibility imaginable. This includes conditions that occur when a woman is pregnant.
The possible causes of autism are one of the great mysteries of medicine today. It is possible that certain health conditions during pregnancy might play a role in autism.
One of the challenges of looking for the causes of autism is that some findings are misleading. Just because something is related to autism doesn't it mean it caused it. Such is the dilemma in the findings of a recent study looking at autism risk and babies born early.