News Archive

The latest research, clinical and policy news from the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute (ANDI) and its affiliated faculty.

NIH awards nearly $100 million for Autism Centers of Excellence program

September 07, 2017

The National Institutes of Health has awarded nine research grants totaling nearly $100 million over the next five years for the Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE).

'Social Camouflage' May Lead To Underdiagnosis Of Autism In Girls

July 31, 2017

Many more boys are diagnosed with autism every year than girls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the disorder is 4.5 times more common among boys than girls.

A Distinct Form of Autism

June 01, 2017

A new study suggests that childhood disintegrative disorder, a rare condition marked by a sudden and profound loss of skills, is biologically distinct from most autism.

Opinion: Inoculate Vaccination Commission from Fake Science

January 31, 2017

"If there is to be a [vaccination safety] commission, health care experts and scientists have a responsibility to fully participate.

Opinion: Technology Can Curb Social Exclusion of Children with Autism

January 10, 2017

Beyond apps, groundbreaking research into technology-based interventions for autism could boost the social skills of children with developmental conditions.

Brain Scans May Forecast Effectiveness of Autism Treatment

January 09, 2017

Patterns of activity in the social brain predict how much a child’s autism features will improve after a behavioral therapy called pivotal response treatment, according to a new study.