Using web-based technology to teach parents the strategies of applied behavior analysis could offer big gains for kids with autism, new research suggests.
Nearly a year after new diagnostic criteria for autism took effect, the National Institutes of Health is asking everyone from families to health experts to weigh in on the changes.
Using YouTube videos, researchers say they’ve identified a new approach to autism screening that could significantly speed up the path to diagnosis.
The number of children with autism who are being hospitalized — often due to mental health concerns — is on the rise, particularly among teens with the developmental disorder.
With the nation’s primary autism legislation set to expire soon, some disability advocates are pressing for major changes in the federal government’s approach to the developmental disorder.
New research is offering evidence that autism is linked to differences in the brain that emerge during pregnancy.
A new national survey finds many Americans believe there’s truth to a number of widely-discussed medical conspiracy theories including one linking vaccines to autism and other disorders.
Frequent ear infections and waking up multiple times per night are among a growing list of potential early signs of autism, new research suggests.
Studying how dogs think could shed light on autism, human development and other disabilities, researchers at Yale say.
New research suggests adolescents with developmental disabilities are significantly more likely than others their age to struggle with weight and those with autism are at greatest risk.
In nearly half of cases, the younger brothers and sisters of kids with autism also show signs of atypical development, researchers say.
The number of people diagnosed with autism could be reduced by nearly a third under new diagnostic criteria for the developmental disorder, researchers say.
New research adds to the theory that girls are more naturally protected than boys from developing autism and other developmental disorders.
A large new study is adding to mounting evidence tying older fathers to an increased risk of having children with autism and other disorders.
Toxic chemicals may be responsible for a growing number of children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, researchers say.