A therapy that uses play to teach children with autism to tolerate sound, touch and other potentially-challenging sensory experiences can be beneficial, new research suggests.
A visit to meet Santa Claus can be overwhelming, but this weekend St. Nick will make some special adjustments to accommodate kids with disabilities at many malls across the country.
When the new film “American Hustle” hits the big screen later this month, the credits will include a handful of individuals with autism.
New evidence suggests that a nasal spray of a naturally-occurring hormone may help improve socialization among children with autism.
A puppy that was once abandoned and left for dead has now been named “Dog of the Year” for changing the life of a boy with autism.
Most federally-funded autism research is “potentially duplicative,” according to a new government report that finds coordination and oversight lacking.
Many with autism also experience a condition that causes unusual sensory triggers, a new study indicates, such that hearing music or seeing a color may conjure a taste or a smell.
Kids with autism may be able to learn to speak later than previously thought and researchers say that iPads could be key.
A prominent self-advocate is resigning from his post with Autism Speaks citing “destructive” public statements from the organization’s leadership and their disinterest in his ideas.
Families are facing limited housing options as an increasing number of individuals with autism enter adulthood, a new survey suggests.
When a customer berated a supermarket employee with Asperger’s syndrome for working too slowly, the story quickly went viral with tens-of-thousands coming to the worker’s defense.
Training mothers of children recently diagnosed with autism to problem-solve may go a long way toward reducing stress levels among these parents, researchers say.