Individuals with autism often struggle to access the medical care they need, but a new set of tools is designed to smooth interactions between those on the spectrum and their physicians.
Adding to confusion about the roots of autism, new research suggests that varying genes are often responsible for the disorder even among siblings who share a diagnosis.
Training parents to enhance social interactions with their infant children may reduce the likelihood that kids at risk for autism will ultimately develop the disorder, researchers say.
There is a fresh effort in Congress to secure $10 million in federal funds to provide free tracking devices to individuals with autism and other disabilities who are at risk of wandering.
A family is fighting back with a federal civil rights complaint after being told they would need to provide a handler in order for their son’s service dog to be allowed at school.
Unable to hire based on kindness alone, one entrepreneur called in an expert to measure whether it made good business sense to employ people with developmental disabilities.
A new film following a group of young people with developmental disabilities as they spend months preparing to tackle the social anxieties surrounding a high school dance is headed to HBO.
A dietary supplement maker will pay $200,000 after federal officials accused the company of making false claims that its products could treat speech difficulties associated with autism.
Routine visits to the pediatrician are often far too short to accurately identify children at risk for autism, a new study suggests.
As federal officials launch a new round of autism surveillance, they’re looking at more than prevalence alone, with plans to track diagnostic changes, younger kids and other disabilities.
Inspired by Temple Grandin’s “squeeze machine,” a group of high school students have created lower-cost chairs that apply soothing pressure while also being aesthetically pleasing.
A doctor nationally known for offering alternative autism treatments will have her medical license placed on probation after she was accused of providing unwarranted, dangerous therapies.