Autism

Head Size Not A Predictor Of Autism, Researchers Say

There’s long been talk of a connection between autism risk and infant head size, but a large new study suggests that no such link exists.

Many With Autism Lack Knowledge On Sex, Study Finds

Adults with autism face a greater risk of sexual victimization than their typically-developing peers, researchers say, and a lack of education could be part of the reason why.

Study Offers Clues To How Autism Develops

Kids with autism retain extra brain connections that other children weed out during development, researchers say in a new study that suggests drugs may be able to correct the issue.

Support Growing For Autism Behavior Therapy

A new government-backed review finds that there is substantially more evidence for behavior therapy in treating autism than even just a few years ago.

New Sites Added To Autism Treatment Network

Two more medical centers will soon join a national network designed to provide a one-stop shop for autism care.

‘Love Hormone’ Not Responsible For Autism, Study Finds

While some children with autism may benefit from taking oxytocin, low levels of the so-called “love hormone” do not appear responsible for causing the developmental disorder, researchers say.

Despite Laws, ABA Therapy Often Hard To Come By

Even in states with laws requiring health insurers to cover autism therapy, parents say they’re hitting walls when they try to access such services.

Obama Signs Autism Act Renewal

With little fanfare, President Barack Obama signed a reauthorization of the nation’s primary autism legislation that includes more than a billion dollars in federal funding.

Autism Act Wins Senate Approval

Just before leaving Washington for a month-long break, the U.S. Senate acted to renew the nation’s primary autism legislation, sending the measure to the president’s desk.

Inflexibility May Be Hardwired In Those With Autism

Kids with autism have less flexible brains, researchers say in a new study that may help explain why switching from rest to a task can be particularly difficult for those on the spectrum.

Runner With Autism Vies For Magazine Cover

With thousands of votes in his favor, a 24-year-old who is nonverbal and has autism could land on the cover of a national magazine.

Tracking Device Proposal Gains Momentum

A federal effort to provide free tracking devices to children with autism and other disabilities who are at risk of wandering is getting a boost.

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