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