Parents of children with autism are more likely to exhibit traits of the developmental disorder themselves, new research suggests.
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.
The lifetime cost of caring for just one individual with autism can be as high as $2.4 million, researchers say.
Mothers who experience greater stress during pregnancy appear to be at increased risk of having children with autism-like traits, a new study suggests.
What type of job a parent holds may influence their child’s odds of having autism, new research suggests.
A large new study is adding to mounting evidence tying older fathers to an increased risk of having children with autism and other disorders.
With the help of some experienced comedians, parents are finding the humor in raising their kids with autism and hoping to entertain others along the way.
A new study suggests that moms of kids with autism address their children’s behavior differently than parents of kids without the developmental disorder.
Inspired by two college basketball coaches whose kids have autism, more than 80 NCAA coaches will join for a first-ever awareness day Saturday for the developmental disorder.
Struggling to help their son with autism, a Colorado family turned to a convicted murderer to train a service dog and the unconventional approach is paying off.
Caregivers of kids with autism report more trouble accessing services and a greater impact on their families than do parents of children with other developmental disabilities.
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.
Hispanic and African-American children are often diagnosed with autism at older ages. Now, a new advertising campaign aims to raise awareness in an attempt to reverse the trend.
Parents of children with autism often report high levels of stress, but new research suggests that getting a caregiving break for as little as one hour a week can really make a difference.
A pair of new studies suggest that a child’s odds of developing autism could be impacted by the experiences of their parents and grandparents.