Efforts to define “frank” or “classic” forms of the condition build on several assumptions that the science has not yet borne out.
Handheld devices promise to bring autism detection home, but many researchers urge caution.
The hallmark autism trait has multiple facets, Uljarević and his colleagues have found.
The discovery could help clinicians diagnose children who carry mutations in the gene, called SCN2A, and gauge their responses to potential therapies.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced a reckoning, in which autism clinicians had to redefine best practices and expand how children are evaluated. The remote assessments they developed may help solve a persistent problem: the long wait families endure to get a diagnosis in the United States.