A simple, home-based therapy that relies on sensory stimulation could make a world of difference for kids with autism, a new study suggests.
For the first time in more than a decade, a new version of the DSM will be unveiled this weekend and with it comes major change to the way autism is diagnosed.
Just weeks before a new version of the DSM is scheduled for release, the head of the National Institute of Mental Health says “patients with mental disorders deserve better.”
In what’s believed to be the largest such effort to date, a clinical trial expected to launch this week will examine the effectiveness of a possible blood test to detect autism.
With too few autism specialists, it can take months or even years for a child to be diagnosed. But a new app that’s being developed with federal grant money may change that.
In a move that could bring major breakthroughs in the understanding of autism and other neurological disorders, the president unveiled plans for a decades-long project to map the human brain.
New research suggests that robots could offer a remarkable tool to help children with disabilities master social skills.
A federal advisory panel is calling on the Obama administration to establish a minimum standard for autism insurance coverage.
New research suggests that autism affects the brain differently as individuals with the developmental disorder age, a finding that may allow for a more targeted treatment approach.
Children with autism are 28 times more likely than other kids to consider taking their own lives, new research suggests.
Despite a heavy lobbying effort, the Obama administration declined to include autism therapy in final rules this week defining what must be covered by insurers under health care reform.
Kids with autism are five times more likely to experience food-related problems ranging from mealtime tantrums to extreme pickiness, issues with potentially long-term health consequences.
In a first, doctors say electrodes implanted in the brain of a 13-year-old with severe autism alleviated the boy’s behaviors and allowed him to speak for the first time.
Experts behind the new version of the DSM didn’t back down on major changes to the definition of autism, but appear to have made an about-face when it comes to intellectual disability.
Despite a requirement that insurers start covering behavioral health treatment for individuals and small groups, a new analysis suggests less than half of states plan to include autism therapy.