Brian Lee has transformed the science of linking prenatal experiences to a child’s chances of having autism; his work taps social skills as well as statistical acumen.

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Children born to people given an epidural during labor do not have an increased chance of having autism, according to two new studies.

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Hundreds of preschool-aged children in Kentucky began taking antipsychotic medicines in 2012, according to an analysis of Medicaid records. Lohr discusses what it will it take to get them behavioral therapies instead.

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A Paris-born child psychologist, Fombonne has advanced bold positions on the cause, prevalence and nature of autism during a career spanning four countries.

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Children born to mothers who take antipsychotic drugs during pregnancy are not more likely to have autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or to be born preterm or underweight.

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Premature birth is tied to an increased chance of having autism, according to the largest study yet looking for a potential connection.

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A new method to track autism prevalence in 11 U.S. states is twice as fast as the old approach — and yields similar results.

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