With new findings suggesting that genes play a significant role in cerebral palsy, researchers say that broader use of genetic testing in those with the condition may be warranted.
Health & Behavior
Many women struggle to deal with stress associated with having a child with autism, but new research suggests that fathers can play a big role in boosting moms’ mental health.
There is much that scientists don’t know about autism, but piece by piece genetic research is offering clues.
Especially creative ideas may be more likely to come from individuals with high levels of autism traits, a new study suggests, hinting at a possible advantage for those on the spectrum.
Federal funding for autism research yo-yoed in recent years, but ultimately is on the rise, a new government report finds.
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.
For the first time ever, Medicaid is spending more on community-based services than on institutional care.
With millions in funding, a public-private partnership is launching a national study aiming to better classify children with autism in order to improve treatment options.
The number of children considered medically complex is on the rise, but with a slew of health challenges and costly care, identifying how to best treat them is proving difficult.
Scientists hoping to uncover the origins of autism are using reprogrammed skin cells to rewind the clock to the brain’s earliest days of development.
A diverse group of states spanning the nation came out on top in an annual ranking of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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.