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.
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.
The approach that parents take with their children who have developmental disabilities is directly tied to how cooperative and independent they become, new research suggests.
A personal take on living with a teen who has autism is front and center in a new off-Broadway play that’s garnering rave reviews.
Children with autism are four times more likely to wander than their typically developing siblings, making the behavior among the most stressful for parents.
Autism seems to be everywhere these days and now the disorder is even touching television’s “Real Housewives.”
A rise in the number of older dads may at least partially explain increasing autism rates, a new study suggests.
After hearing about an overwhelmed mother who killed her son and herself, concerned parents are creating a hotline for families of those with disabilities to turn to in times of need.
Noted autism self-advocate Temple Grandin is taking special educators to task for too often dwelling on the challenges students with disabilities face rather than the strengths they possess.
The mother of a teen with autism is suing Autism Speaks for allegedly rescinding a job offer after she requested workplace accommodations so she could care for her son.
The cost of caring for a child with autism differs widely simply depending on where a family lives, new research suggests.
A 7-year-old girl with autism is safe after falling from a third-story window Monday, thanks to a passerby who was there to catch her.
As an increasing number of states require health insurers to cover autism therapy, some families are leaving communities that don’t offer such coverage in search of greener pastures.