Autism, Autism Tests & Diagnosis

Autism linked to difficult births

This one hit the news back in May (BBC coverage) but somehow I missed it at the time.
A study run by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) looked at 698 autistic children born in Denmark. They found that autism was associated with breech presentation, a low Apgar score , a gestational age at birth of less than 35 weeks and parental psychiatric history of schizophrenia-like psychosis or affective disorder. Analyses showed no statistically significant association between risk of autism and weight for gestational age, parity, number of antenatal visits, parental age, or socioeconomic status.
Full Text: Risk Factors for Autism: Perinatal Factors, Parental Psychiatric History, and Socioeconomic Status
See also: Premature Babies Have High Chance of Learning Disabilites