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How to Detect Autism: A Blood Test Could One Day Provide Early Diagnosis
More than a decade ago, Judy Van de Water, a neuroimmunologist, decided to follow her instincts and research a condition she knew nothing about. Van de Water, now a lead scientist at the University of California Davis MIND Institute—an international research center for neurodevelopmental disorders—had spent her career studying the immune system. In 2000, she...
Why intelligence scores do not predict success for autistic adults
The idea that a high level of intelligence helps some autistic people in their daily lives crops up often in Hollywood depictions and casual conversation. The concept even has some scientific support. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, several researchers suggested that a high intelligence quotient (IQ) helps autistic people better engage in their...