New research adds to the theory that girls are more naturally protected than boys from developing autism and other developmental disorders.
Health & Behavior
A large new study is adding to mounting evidence tying older fathers to an increased risk of having children with autism and other disorders.
A leading pediatricians’ group is urging doctors to use evidence and their best judgement in prescribing “off-label” drugs, a common practice with kids with autism and other disabilities.
As more people become eligible for Medicaid, experts say accessing psychiatrists, psychologists and other professionals often relied on by those with disabilities may be difficult.
Toxic chemicals may be responsible for a growing number of children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, researchers say.
It’s been over 50 years since scientists determined that an extra copy of the 21st chromosome is responsible for Down syndrome. But today a battle continues over who deserves credit.
New research suggests that a generic blood pressure drug could help diminish autism symptoms.
With advocates nationwide looking on, Kansas is the first state to turn over management of in-home care for residents with developmental disabilities to health insurance companies.
For the first time in 15 years, a major psychiatric organization is updating its practice guidelines for treating kids and adolescents with autism.
Despite a heavy emphasis on expanded screening for autism, a new study suggests that little is known about whether such efforts are leading to earlier diagnosis and treatment.
Children of older fathers are more likely to have autism, intellectual disability or other mental disorders, new research suggests.
After years of escalating growth, a new study looking at data from the CDC suggests that autism rates could drop off thanks to new diagnostic criteria for the developmental disorder.