An inability to place behaviors in context — such as what usually comes before or after a smile, a cry or a shout — could be at the root of autism, researchers say.
A U.S. senator is asking the Justice Department to provide tracking devices to parents who wish to monitor their children with autism and other developmental disorders who wander.
Kids often see their peers with autism as less friendly and less trustworthy, new research suggests, and they’re making these assessments quickly based on appearance alone.
Boys with autism are spending much more time playing video games than their typically developing peers and are at higher risk for gaming to be problematic or addictive, researchers say.
A simple, home-based therapy that relies on sensory stimulation could make a world of difference for kids with autism, a new study suggests.
More than half of kids and adolescents with autism are physically aggressive and new research suggests that sleep, sensory and other underlying issues may be responsible for the behaviors.
Having a dog, cat or even a guinea pig nearby increases the chances that children with autism will engage socially with people around them, a new study suggests.
Signs of autism may be apparent in children as young as six months, new research suggests.
In a first, doctors say electrodes implanted in the brain of a 13-year-old with severe autism alleviated the boy’s behaviors and allowed him to speak for the first time.
Though aggression is not typical of everyone with autism, new research suggests that it affects many with the developmental disorder and brings significant and often lifelong challenges.
Children with autism are experiencing high rates of bullying and face significant emotional consequences as a result, a new study finds.
More military children with autism will soon have access to behavior therapy under a new government program, but not everyone is entirely pleased by the change.
News that the gunman responsible for the Connecticut school shooting last week was reportedly diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome is coming with a dose of caution from autism advocates.
Members of the U.S. Senate are pressuring the Obama administration to do more to require health insurers across the country to cover autism treatment.
A simple, school-based yoga program can do wonders for kids with autism, researchers say, yielding gains in both behavior and socialization.