December 7, 2018

Crowdsourcing is just as effective at recognizing some indicators of autism spectrum disorder  in children as observations by expert clinicians, a recent stud

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

Most cases of autism appear to be associated with the appearance of new mutations that are not inherited from the child’s parents, researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine report.

October 9, 2017

Treatment with cannabidiol reduces some major symptoms in mice with a genetic condition recapitulating Dravet syndrome, a devastating childhood brain disorder.

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.

For many high school students, graduation can feel like entry into a world of endless possibilities. For Tucker Jack of Woodinville, Wash., it was a gateway to limbo.

UW Medicine specialists are among an elite national group that will launch the nation’s largest-ever autism research study. Researchers will seek DNA and other information from 50,000 U.S.

A study published today in JAMA Pediatrics links the use of antidepressants during pregnancy to an increased risk of autism in children.


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