An effort to make Michigan the first state to specifically approve medical marijuana to treat autism has failed.
Many women struggle to deal with stress associated with having a child with autism, but new research suggests that fathers can play a big role in boosting moms’ mental health.
There is much that scientists don’t know about autism, but piece by piece genetic research is offering clues.
Especially creative ideas may be more likely to come from individuals with high levels of autism traits, a new study suggests, hinting at a possible advantage for those on the spectrum.
A dog that was rehabilitated after he was found sick and emaciated at Chicago’s Grant Park didn’t seem to like people. That is, until he found a 10-year-old with developmental disabilities.
Federal funding for autism research yo-yoed in recent years, but ultimately is on the rise, a new government report finds.
With autism rates rising, experts have pushed for years to expand screening for the developmental disorder to all children. But now an influential panel is saying not so fast.
This year alone, researchers estimate that the cost of caring for Americans with autism is $268 billion and the price tag is only going up.
Federal education officials are reminding schools not to skimp on needed speech and language services for children with autism.
With millions in funding, a public-private partnership is launching a national study aiming to better classify children with autism in order to improve treatment options.
Scientists hoping to uncover the origins of autism are using reprogrammed skin cells to rewind the clock to the brain’s earliest days of development.
In what may be the first project of its kind in the nation, developers are building an apartment complex that will house adults with autism alongside typically-developing residents.