In a first-of-its-kind report, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that as many as 1 in 5 American children has a mental disorder including autism.
Children with autism see simple movements twice as fast, new research suggests, a finding that may help explain why many with the disorder are sensitive to noise, light and other stimuli.
Young adults with autism are often left out socially, with new research finding they are less likely to receive phone calls and invites from friends than even those with other disabilities.
A new multi-site network will launch this fall to collect brain samples for autism research in an effort to accelerate understanding of the developmental disorder.
Significantly more children have disabilities today as compared to a decade ago, largely due to increased diagnosis of neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions, researchers say.
Just weeks before a new version of the DSM is scheduled for release, the head of the National Institute of Mental Health says “patients with mental disorders deserve better.”
New research suggests it may be possible to identify children at risk for autism from day one.
In what’s believed to be the largest such effort to date, a clinical trial expected to launch this week will examine the effectiveness of a possible blood test to detect autism.
Lots of kids like video games, but new research suggests that for those with autism, play can be problematic.
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.
In a move that could bring major breakthroughs in the understanding of autism and other neurological disorders, the president unveiled plans for a decades-long project to map the human brain.
Despite concerns from some parents that the number of vaccines and the timing with which they are given to young children may contribute to autism risk, a new CDC-backed study finds otherwise.
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.
New research suggests that robots could offer a remarkable tool to help children with disabilities master social skills.
In less than a year’s time, the federal government is again revising the prevalence of autism upward, saying the developmental disorder now affects 1 in 50 children.