May 29, 2019

Grant will fund UW Autism Center and collaborators; researchers will scan brains of infants whose older siblings have autism.

picture of pregnant woman receiving IV medication in hospital
March 6, 2019

It's scary to think about, but an infection during pregnancy, whether the flu or a urinary tract infection, appears to increase a child's risk of being diagnosed with depression or autism. Researchers also found the rate of suicide was lower amo

March 6, 2019

Study found increased risk for depression, suicide in children whose mothers were hospitalized during pregnancy.

December 7, 2018

In some settings, the wisdom of volunteers who are not autism experts might be a valuable tool, research suggests.

February 13, 2018

Sara Jane Webb,  associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and Pierre Mourad, UW professor of neurological surgery, wrote a

October 11, 2017

Risk-raising mutations, which occurred in children but not their parents, were found in both protein-coding and regulatory portions of the genome.

October 9, 2017

Cannabidiol treatment of mice with this genetic condition reduces epileptic seizures and autism-like behaviors.

For children with autism and a class of genetic disorders, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to increased autism severity, according to a study conducted by researchers at UW Medicine, University of

A structure that represents the biggest known genetic difference between humans and Neanderthals also predisposes humans to autism.

Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder can be a complicated and time-consuming process, involving lengthy parent interviews, multiple interactions with the child, and consensus-building among providers.


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