Even at young ages, individuals with autism are far more likely to be obese or overweight than their typically-developing peers, a new study finds.
In what advocates are calling a major win, federal officials are for the first time telling states that Medicaid coverage must include treatments like ABA for children with autism.
Further allaying fears about a link between vaccines and autism, a systematic review finds that immunizations are generally safe and that the benefits far outweigh risks.
With autism numbers rising every few years, some researchers in the field are sharply questioning the reliability of the government statistics.
Parents of children with autism are more likely to exhibit traits of the developmental disorder themselves, new research suggests.
Congress is one step closer to renewing the nation’s primary autism legislation.
A new study is adding to evidence that prenatal exposure to pesticides may significantly increase a child’s risk of autism.
Couples who have a child diagnosed with autism appear significantly less likely to have additional children, researchers say, no matter how many kids they already have.
New research suggests that a decades-old drug may be able to reverse symptoms of autism and now the medication is set to be tested in children with the developmental disorder.
Defying the odds, a teen with autism who was once in a self-contained classroom and relied on a one-to-one aide is graduating high school as his class valedictorian.
Autism left Andrese Duke, 13, shy and often isolated from his classmates, but that all changed when he took on the role of his school’s mascot.
In a win for self-advocates, lawmakers said this week that they will no longer seek to include the term “combating” in the title of the nation’s primary autism legislation.