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.
Months after federal officials ordered them to do so, states are starting to include coverage of treatments like ABA for kids with autism within their Medicaid programs.
Federal officials say they’re embarking on a new effort to identify best practices to meet the needs of individuals with autism from childhood to adulthood.
An intervention for kids exhibiting signs of autism as young as 6 months is showing promise, researchers say, with most infants in a new study shedding their delays.
Even with intervention, many children with autism continue to struggle with communication, but new research suggests that using iPads and other tablets can help maximize language skills.
A new government-backed review finds that there is substantially more evidence for behavior therapy in treating autism than even just a few years ago.