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Neurodevelopmental disorders

Accelerating progress in autism through developmental research

Autism is arguably the quintessential neurodevelopmental disorder. However, despite an explosion of research over the past decade, we know relatively little about the development of autism itself. Recent longitudinal research has provided important new insights—and has raised new questions—concerning the complexities of the disorder.

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The authors are supported by funding from the NIH under awards K01-MH101653 (J.J.W.) and R01-HD055741 (J.P.).

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Wolff, J., Piven, J. Accelerating progress in autism through developmental research. Nat Rev Neurol 10, 431–432 (2014).

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