UC San Diego |

Predicting autism risk may begin with a drop of blood

New research study will analyze dried blood spots recorded from California newborns in hope of improving ability to predict autism risk.

UC Santa Cruz |

The importance of being tilted

New findings show how a tilt of the head facilitates social interaction, with potential benefits for people with autism.

UC Santa Cruz |

Autistic people want to socialize — they just may show it differently

Research on social signals in autism suggests new ways to meet their needs.

UC Berkeley |

CRISPR reduces autism symptoms in mice

Exaggerated repetitive behavior characteristic of autism was lessened after a receptor was edited.

UC Riverside |

What makes kids with autism less social than their peers?

New research suggests that at least two factors are at play.

UC San Diego |

Century-old drug could provide new approach to autism

A single dose produced groundbreaking improvements in language and social behavior, giving hope to families.

UC Merced |

Study: Infants recognize surprise in others before age 2

New research shows children's understanding begins in half the time previously thought.


Autism researchers discover genetic ‘Rosetta Stone’

A newly-identified protein defect leads to either epilepsy in infancy or autism.

UC Davis via The Conversation |

A pregnant woman’s immune response could lead to brain disorders in her kids

New studies cast light on a process that may trigger autism, schizophrenia, and more.

UC Health |

UC researchers join largest autism study ever in U.S.

Effort seeks to analyze DNA from 50,000 people with autism and their families.

UC Davis |

Cancer gene twice as likely to be defective in children with autism

A tumor suppressor is found missing in many autistic children and their fathers by UC Davis researchers.


Five early signs of autism

Getting a diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorder as early as possible is important for early intervention, UCLA professor Connie Kasari says