Pediatricians often fail to take seriously parent concerns about autism, new research suggests, sometimes delaying children from receiving a diagnosis and treatment for years.
Massage can lessen autism severity in the months following diagnosis, making the treatment an effective early intervention, a new study suggests.
A jury has awarded $2.5 million to a man with autism who grew size 46 DD breasts after taking a drug commonly prescribed to those with the developmental disorder.
A new effort is in the works to help train doctors and other health care providers to better serve individuals on the spectrum.
Individuals with autism often struggle to access the medical care they need, but a new set of tools is designed to smooth interactions between those on the spectrum and their physicians.
Training parents to enhance social interactions with their infant children may reduce the likelihood that kids at risk for autism will ultimately develop the disorder, researchers say.
A dietary supplement maker will pay $200,000 after federal officials accused the company of making false claims that its products could treat speech difficulties associated with autism.
Inspired by Temple Grandin’s “squeeze machine,” a group of high school students have created lower-cost chairs that apply soothing pressure while also being aesthetically pleasing.
A doctor nationally known for offering alternative autism treatments will have her medical license placed on probation after she was accused of providing unwarranted, dangerous therapies.
A growing number of sensory rooms are cropping up nationwide designed to help those with disabilities find calm and learn to control their behavior.
A potential cancer treatment may also relieve behavioral symptoms of a condition associated with autism and intellectual disability, researchers say.
With group training sessions, researchers say parents can learn to successfully incorporate autism therapy techniques into their everyday interactions with their children.
A chemical that’s found in broccoli and other vegetables may be able to dramatically improve behavior and social skills in those with autism, researchers say.
Federal officials are taking steps to clarify new requirements surrounding Medicaid coverage of autism treatments.
As insurance coverage for applied behavioral analysis becomes increasingly available for children, options remain limited for adults on the spectrum.