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.
Children with autism are four times more likely to wander than their typically developing siblings, making the behavior among the most stressful for parents.
Roughly half of adolescents with autism, intellectual disability, speech impairments and learning disabilities are bullied at school, new research suggests.
For individuals with autism, bringing a new dog or cat into the household can lead to significant social improvements, a first-of-its-kind study finds.
In the largest look ever at autism and bullying, new research shows that children on the spectrum are significantly more likely than other kids to be bullied.
Most people learn new social skills by modeling what others do. But for those with autism, differences in one section of the brain could be inhibiting this ability to mimic behavior.