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USA: Mothers’ pesticide levels linked with autism in children

A new study appearing online from The American Journal of Psychiatry finds that elevated pesticide levels in pregnant women are associated with […]

Autism and schizophrenia share common traits

New research at Swinburne has revealed a significant overlap in the traits associated with autism and schizophrenia. It has also […]

Social phobia linked to autism and schizophrenia

New Swinburne research shows that people who find social situations difficult tend to have similar brain responses to those with […]

Too Much Folate in Pregnant Women Increases Risk for Autism

Women who plan on becoming pregnant are told they need enough of the nutrient folate to ensure proper neurodevelopment of […]

Kate and Johanna’s experience on raising a child with autism spectrum dis…

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a lifelong developmental condition that affects the way a person behaves and often makes […]

What does a life lived on the autism spectrum look like?

The overwhelming sense of feeling ‘different’ is familiar to many of the 230,000 Australians living with autism. But how does […]

Autistic girls suffering in silence

Autism may be going undiagnosed in girls, who are highly likely to suffer additional conditions such as eating disorders and […]

No Association Found Between MMR Vaccine and Autism, Even Among Children at Hig…

In a study that included approximately 95,000 children with older siblings, receipt of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was not associated […]