A therapy that uses play to teach children with autism to tolerate sound, touch and other potentially-challenging sensory experiences can be beneficial, new research suggests.
New evidence suggests that a nasal spray of a naturally-occurring hormone may help improve socialization among children with autism.
Kids with autism may be able to learn to speak later than previously thought and researchers say that iPads could be key.
Autism can be detected in infants as young as 2 months by tracking their eye movements, researchers say, marking the earliest signs of the developmental disorder ever observed.
One of the world’s largest drugmakers will pay to settle allegations that it marketed powerful psychiatric drugs to treat kids with developmental disabilities and for other unapproved uses.
Despite limited evidence supporting the practice, researchers say nearly two-thirds of children with autism are taking at least one psychotropic drug.
A first-of-its-kind research network is forming with an eye toward better understanding autism by studying kids who are most severely affected by the developmental disorder.
With state health insurance exchanges now open for business, advocates say they expect plans available in only about half of states to cover autism therapy.
Individuals with autism are no more likely to have celiac disease than those without the developmental disorder, according to findings from a large new study.
It’s the leading cause of inherited intellectual disability and often co-occurs with autism, but a new study finds that many educators and therapists know little about fragile X syndrome.
A physician and three professors are trying to change how emergency rooms treat patients with autism as hospitals feel the effects of an exploding population of patients with the disorder.
Federal regulators are warning consumers that a therapy often marketed for treating autism, cerebral palsy and other conditions is unproven and may “endanger their health.”
A training program designed to teach pediatricians to better identify kids with autism may be an effective way to decrease wait times and flag children at younger ages, researchers say.
Nearly a quarter of autism cases could be due to antibodies found in the mother’s blood during pregnancy that interfere with fetal brain development, researchers say.
The ability to throw or catch a ball may be a predictor of social skills success in children with autism, researchers say.