There’s long been talk of a connection between autism risk and infant head size, but a large new study suggests that no such link exists.
Health & Behavior
A major pediatricians’ group is issuing new guidelines for physicians diagnosing intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Kids with autism retain extra brain connections that other children weed out during development, researchers say in a new study that suggests drugs may be able to correct the issue.
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.
Two more medical centers will soon join a national network designed to provide a one-stop shop for autism care.
The number of children with disabilities is on the rise, largely due to growth in incidence of mental and developmental disorders, researchers say.
While some children with autism may benefit from taking oxytocin, low levels of the so-called “love hormone” do not appear responsible for causing the developmental disorder, researchers say.
Even in states with laws requiring health insurers to cover autism therapy, parents say they’re hitting walls when they try to access such services.
Kids with autism have less flexible brains, researchers say in a new study that may help explain why switching from rest to a task can be particularly difficult for those on the spectrum.
Even at young ages, individuals with autism are far more likely to be obese or overweight than their typically-developing peers, a new study finds.
Genes may play a bigger role in cerebral palsy than previously thought with researchers finding heightened risk in siblings and other relatives of those with the condition.
In what advocates are calling a major win, federal officials are for the first time telling states that Medicaid coverage must include treatments like ABA for children with autism.