Federal officials say they’re embarking on a new effort to identify best practices to meet the needs of individuals with autism from childhood to adulthood.
An intervention for kids exhibiting signs of autism as young as 6 months is showing promise, researchers say, with most infants in a new study shedding their delays.
Even with intervention, many children with autism continue to struggle with communication, but new research suggests that using iPads and other tablets can help maximize language skills.
A new study suggesting that decade-old data from the CDC provides evidence of a link between autism and vaccines has been retracted amid concerns about its validity.
There’s long been talk of a connection between autism risk and infant head size, but a large new study suggests that no such link exists.
Adults with autism face a greater risk of sexual victimization than their typically-developing peers, researchers say, and a lack of education could be part of the reason why.
Kids with autism retain extra brain connections that other children weed out during development, researchers say in a new study that suggests drugs may be able to correct the issue.
While some children with autism may benefit from taking oxytocin, low levels of the so-called “love hormone” do not appear responsible for causing the developmental disorder, researchers say.
Kids with autism have less flexible brains, researchers say in a new study that may help explain why switching from rest to a task can be particularly difficult for those on the spectrum.
Even at young ages, individuals with autism are far more likely to be obese or overweight than their typically-developing peers, a new study finds.
Further allaying fears about a link between vaccines and autism, a systematic review finds that immunizations are generally safe and that the benefits far outweigh risks.
With autism numbers rising every few years, some researchers in the field are sharply questioning the reliability of the government statistics.
Parents of children with autism are more likely to exhibit traits of the developmental disorder themselves, new research suggests.
Congress is one step closer to renewing the nation’s primary autism legislation.
A new study is adding to evidence that prenatal exposure to pesticides may significantly increase a child’s risk of autism.