Autism

Doctors Often Dismiss Parents’ Autism Concerns

Pediatricians often fail to take seriously parent concerns about autism, new research suggests, sometimes delaying children from receiving a diagnosis and treatment for years.

Masters Winner Shares Spotlight With Sister On The Spectrum

Basking in the glow after becoming the second-youngest player ever to win one of golf’s top prizes, Jordan Spieth was all too happy to talk about his sister with special needs.

Brain Imaging May Provide Early Developmental Prognosis

Researchers have discovered a test that can reliably forecast whether or not children displaying signs of autism are likely to develop speech, comprehension and social skills.

Mom Ticketed After Son With Autism Wanders Off

When a 4-year-old boy with autism wandered away from home, his mother got more than she bargained for when police returned him.

Large-Scale Study To Look For Causes Of ASD

Work is beginning on what is believed to be the largest genetic research project ever conducted by a health organization into the causes of autism.

Microsoft Recruiting Employees With Autism

The launch of a new pilot program positions Microsoft as the latest corporate giant looking to tap the employment potential of those on the spectrum.

UN Challenges Businesses To Hire More On The Spectrum

The leader of the United Nations is calling on businesses around the world to step up and do their part in employing people with autism.

Kids With Autism See Big Benefits From Massage

Massage can lessen autism severity in the months following diagnosis, making the treatment an effective early intervention, a new study suggests.

‘Aspie Seeks Love’ Follows Quest Of Man With Asperger’s

When a man with Asperger’s wanted to impress a woman, he sought out the help of a documentary filmmaker. He didn’t land a date, but the filmmaker stuck around.

GI Troubles May Be Early Sign Of Autism

Gastrointestinal issues common among many on the spectrum are often apparent in infancy — well before individuals are diagnosed with the developmental disorder, researchers say.

Autism Largely Rooted In Genetics, Study Finds

Genes may be more responsible for autism than previously thought, researchers say, with the developmental disorder traced to heritability in the vast majority of cases.

Study Links Autism Genes To Higher Intelligence

Children who inherit genes that raise the risk of autism but don’t actually develop the disorder may inherit higher-than-average intelligence, researchers say.

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