Pediatricians often fail to take seriously parent concerns about autism, new research suggests, sometimes delaying children from receiving a diagnosis and treatment for years.
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.
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.
When a 4-year-old boy with autism wandered away from home, his mother got more than she bargained for when police returned him.
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.
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.
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.
Massage can lessen autism severity in the months following diagnosis, making the treatment an effective early intervention, a new study suggests.
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.
Gastrointestinal issues common among many on the spectrum are often apparent in infancy — well before individuals are diagnosed with the developmental disorder, researchers say.
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.
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.