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.
Substantial costs come along with an autism diagnosis, researchers say in a new study that attempts to put a price tag on the care needed by children with the developmental disorder.
New research suggests that a generic blood pressure drug could help diminish autism symptoms.
For the first time in 15 years, a major psychiatric organization is updating its practice guidelines for treating kids and adolescents with autism.