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Automated Autism Screen Now Available

Automated Autism Screen Now Available on Autism Speaks Website Pretend play – a developmental milestone included in the M-CHAT screen. Photo courtesy D. Robins Autism Speaks is pleased to announce the launch of an automated version of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, or M-CHAT™. The M-CHAT is a scientifically validated tool for screening children …

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New Findings on Autism and Carnitine

Arthur Beaudet, right, in his lab at Baylor College of Medicine photo credit: Agapito Sanchez New research suggests that some milder forms of autism may be associated with a gene defect that hampers the body’s ability to make carnitine, a compound that helps convert fat into energy. The researchers caution, however, that this defect only …