Sticky Gaze May Be Early Autism Sign

Simons Foundation Autism Research Institute
Date Published: 
December 20, 2013

Babies later diagnosed with autism tend to stare at objects after picking them up, a behavior known as sticky gaze, at much later ages than controls do, according to a study published in Behavioral Brain Research. This delay may contribute to problems with joint attention — the tendency to seek out and follow others’ gaze — in autism, the researchers say.