Children with autism are commonly affected simultaneously with co-conditions such as epilepsy, immune disorders, gastrointestinal problems, and developmental delays. According to researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a classification system for autism based on co-occurring conditions could provide insight into the underlying mechanics of autism and these conditions. The study looked at 3,278 children with autism along with children without autism over the course of five years. They believe their findings about the correlations could be a blueprint for classifying different subtypes of autism.
RPI is a member of NYSERNet’s R&E network. Learn more about the work here: https://news.rpi.edu/content/2019/05/31/classification-system-based-co-occurring-conditions-may-provide-insight-autism