New research adds to the theory that girls are more naturally protected than boys from developing autism and other developmental disorders.
A large new study is adding to mounting evidence tying older fathers to an increased risk of having children with autism and other disorders.
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.
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.
A new federally-funded review of thousands of studies finds that there are more than two dozen autism interventions worthy of being called “evidence-based.”
A new study finds that children with autism live in a world that resembles a badly-dubbed foreign movie, experiencing difficulty integrating what they see and what they hear.
Many parents are turning to unproven treatments to help their kids with autism and other developmental delays, a new study finds, including some methods that carry serious risks.
A revamped screening tool that relies on parents answering just 20 questions is far more accurate than previous assessments at helping flag young kids at risk for autism, researchers say.
In the largest look ever at autism among Somali immigrants’ children in the U.S., researchers say that while not more likely to have autism, it is often more severe in these kids.
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.