A therapy that uses play to teach children with autism to tolerate sound, touch and other potentially-challenging sensory experiences can be beneficial, new research suggests.
Federal officials say there’s an urgent need for people to donate their brains for research on autism, Down syndrome and other disorders and now they’re taking a more active role in the effort.
The number of American children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is on the rise, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Most federally-funded autism research is “potentially duplicative,” according to a new government report that finds coordination and oversight lacking.
Many with autism also experience a condition that causes unusual sensory triggers, a new study indicates, such that hearing music or seeing a color may conjure a taste or a smell.
Contrary to long-held beliefs, new research suggests that delivering babies by cesarean section does not lower their risk for cerebral palsy.
Boys are more likely than girls to be born prematurely and have a higher risk of death or disability regardless of where they are born in the world, researchers say.
Autism can be detected in infants as young as 2 months by tracking their eye movements, researchers say, marking the earliest signs of the developmental disorder ever observed.
How much weight a mother gains while pregnant may offer clues about autism, a new study suggests.
Despite limited evidence supporting the practice, researchers say nearly two-thirds of children with autism are taking at least one psychotropic drug.
A first-of-its-kind research network is forming with an eye toward better understanding autism by studying kids who are most severely affected by the developmental disorder.
Contrary to popular belief, a new study suggests that being a caregiver for a family member with a disability may lead to a longer life.
One of three recipients of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is a neuroscientist whose research is shedding light on autism.
Shedding more light on what’s behind the developmental disorder, new research suggests that people with autism are more likely to be missing genes than those who are typically developing.
As the prevalence of cerebral palsy remains largely steady, new findings from researchers at the CDC suggest that kids with the developmental disorder are at higher risk of having autism too.