The largest study of its kind suggests that actual autism rates probably have not changed in recent years, even though diagnoses of the developmental disorder continue to climb.
Health & Behavior
A new survey finds many health care providers admittedly know little about how to care for adults with autism.
In an about-face, federal officials are reconsidering whether speech-generating devices ought to be capable of modern functionalities like calling, texting and emailing.
Under federal law, insurance plans that cover mental health must offer benefits that are on par with medical coverage, but in practice, that doesn’t always happen.
Differences in brain wiring could help explain why children born premature are at greater risk for autism and other developmental disorders, researchers say.
With a new, first-of-its-kind book, psychiatrists are looking to decode the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders so that it’s more user-friendly.
Some children diagnosed with autism lose the label as they age, new research suggests, but most continue to face other issues even though they’re no longer on the spectrum.
As a growing number of states rely on private insurers to cover those with developmental disabilities, regulators are set to initiate the biggest overhaul of Medicaid managed-care in a decade.
Girls are frequently diagnosed with autism at older ages than boys and new research suggests that may be because they present with different symptoms.
A casual observation that prodigies often have relatives with autism has led to a study that’s pinpointed a genetic link between the two groups.
In individuals with the most intractable forms of epilepsy, there’s new evidence that a liquid form of marijuana can reduce seizures by over half without causing the drug’s usual “high.”
With training, parents of children with autism can see vast improvements in behavioral troubles, including severe tantrums, according to new research.