autism spectrum

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    Researchers question reliability of common autistic personality test

    Psychologists at the University of Bath, King's College London, and Cardiff have found that a common test used by doctors and researchers to measure autistic personality traits lacks reliability and might not be capturing the right signs of autism. This means that research including scores from...
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    Families of youth with autism face big barriers to care, gaps in services

    Case Western Reserve University researchers examine needs, services for youth with autism and their family caregivers New research at Case Western Reserve University found big gaps in services and continued care for children with autism--and their families--as they transition from adolescence...
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    Girls and boys on autism spectrum tell stories differently, could explain 'missed diagnosis' in girl

    CHOP researchers say these findings highlight the need for sex-sensitive screening and diagnostic tools Boys are four times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)), yet a growing body of research shows that the condition is more common in girls than previously...
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    People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) risk being manipulated because they can't tell when they're being lied to

    A new study shows that the ability to distinguish truth from lies is diminished in people with autism spectrum disorder (Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)) - putting them at greater risk of being manipulated. Researchers, led by Professor David Williams of the University of Kent, found that lie detection ability is...