A follow-up trial conducted 6 years after the conclusion of a randomized controlled trial of early intervention in autism spectrum disorder demonstrated that the intervention had a long-term effect on autism symptoms and continued effects on parent and child social interaction.
A federal panel is asking for more research to support regular autism screening, stating in new draft guidance that there is not enough evidence that early, routine screenings recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and many others are worthwhile.
Children who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during their toddler years may be able lose the designation as they grow up but will continue to have certain ongoing behavioral and special education needs, according to a new study.
Among recent research on nonpharmacologic therapies for the often baffling sequelae accompanying autism, some of the most intriguing explores clues to its etiology. A.J. Russo, PhD, recently sat down exclusively with Contemporary Pediatrics to discuss his newly published study of how probiotics impact gut flora and biomarkers such as copper in children with autism—looking for their correlations with GI disease and behavioral symptom severity.
Health plans and providers play a critical role in maintaining U.S. vaccination rates and can help reverse the recent MMR vaccination-rate decline, a factor responsible for the recent re-emergence of measles.