A casual observation that prodigies often have relatives with autism has led to a study that’s pinpointed a genetic link between the two groups.
Young adults with autism are facing significant challenges after high school, a new report suggests, with many on the spectrum finding themselves unemployed, isolated and lacking services.
With training, parents of children with autism can see vast improvements in behavioral troubles, including severe tantrums, according to new research.
A new study of over 95,000 kids finds no link between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, even among those at higher risk for the developmental disorder.
Researchers have discovered a test that can reliably forecast whether or not children displaying signs of autism are likely to develop speech, comprehension and social skills.
Work is beginning on what is believed to be the largest genetic research project ever conducted by a health organization into the causes of autism.
Massage can lessen autism severity in the months following diagnosis, making the treatment an effective early intervention, a new study suggests.
Gastrointestinal issues common among many on the spectrum are often apparent in infancy — well before individuals are diagnosed with the developmental disorder, researchers say.
Genes may be more responsible for autism than previously thought, researchers say, with the developmental disorder traced to heritability in the vast majority of cases.
Children who inherit genes that raise the risk of autism but don’t actually develop the disorder may inherit higher-than-average intelligence, researchers say.
A blood test may be able to accurately identify children with autism as young as 12 months, new research suggests.
A first-of-its-kind study suggests that protein levels in the saliva of children with autism differ from those without the developmental disorder.
Amid concerns about measles, the nation’s largest autism advocacy group has updated its stance on vaccines and autism, but remains mum on whether it will fund further studies on the issue.
New research suggests that young children with autism experience dramatically different trajectories, with some seeing improvement in their symptoms by age 6.
Adding to confusion about the roots of autism, new research suggests that varying genes are often responsible for the disorder even among siblings who share a diagnosis.