A rapidly expanding national franchise operation with nearly 80 locations has touted its medication-free program to those on the autism spectrum, but experts warn that evidence is lacking.
Newly available genetic testing may offer answers for about 16 percent of children with autism, according to a new study that’s lending support for more widespread use of the analyses.
An effort to make Michigan the first state to specifically approve medical marijuana to treat autism has failed.
With autism rates rising, experts have pushed for years to expand screening for the developmental disorder to all children. But now an influential panel is saying not so fast.
Federal education officials are reminding schools not to skimp on needed speech and language services for children with autism.
New research suggests that an otherwise rare speech disorder may affect nearly two-thirds of kids with autism, a finding that’s prompting calls for greater screening.
Children who participated in an early intervention designed to target autism symptoms at very young ages are continuing to see benefits from the treatment years later, a new study finds.
A new survey finds many health care providers admittedly know little about how to care for adults with autism.
A chair designed by a group of high school students to provide a soothing, full-body hug much like Temple Grandin’s “squeeze machine” may soon be widely available.
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.