Research

Young People With Autism More Prone To Obesity

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.

Study: Vaccines Safe, Problems ‘Extremely Rare’

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.

Validity Of CDC Autism Rates Questioned

With autism numbers rising every few years, some researchers in the field are sharply questioning the reliability of the government statistics.

Many Parents Of Kids With Autism Have Autistic Traits Too

Parents of children with autism are more likely to exhibit traits of the developmental disorder themselves, new research suggests.

Autism Act Clears House

Congress is one step closer to renewing the nation’s primary autism legislation.

Autism Linked To Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy

A new study is adding to evidence that prenatal exposure to pesticides may significantly increase a child’s risk of autism.

Study Points To Possibility Of Reversing Autism Symptoms

New research suggests that a decades-old drug may be able to reverse symptoms of autism and now the medication is set to be tested in children with the developmental disorder.

Google To Assist With Autism Research

Google is partnering with the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization in what’s being called an unprecedented move that could transform what’s known about the developmental disorder.

Autism Costs May Top $2 Million Per Person

The lifetime cost of caring for just one individual with autism can be as high as $2.4 million, researchers say.

Stress In Pregnancy Linked To Autism-Like Traits

Mothers who experience greater stress during pregnancy appear to be at increased risk of having children with autism-like traits, a new study suggests.

App In Works To Screen For Autism

With evidence that computer software may be able to spot signs of autism just as well as trained experts, researchers are looking to make the technology widely available via an app.

Large Study Finds No Autism-Vaccine Link

An international review involving more than 1.25 million children is further debunking long-held concerns about an association between vaccines and autism.

In Hunt For Autism Treatments, A Push For Brains

Autism researchers say they desperately need people with the developmental disorder to become brain donors. Now a new network is launching to streamline efforts to solicit donations.

Study Finds Adults With Autism More Prone To Chronic Disease

Though less likely to smoke or drink, a new study finds that adults with autism are at higher risk for a slew of health problems ranging from diabetes and obesity to heart failure.

Congress To Weigh Increased Autism Funding

Months before the nation’s primary autism legislation is set to expire, members of Congress are looking to renew the bill and kick in some extra dollars.

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