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.
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.
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.
Children who participated in an early intervention designed to target autism symptoms at very young ages are continuing to see benefits from the treatment years later, a new study finds.
Putting children with autism on special diets may not be such a good idea, researchers say.
The odds of having a child with autism appear to go up and down as moms and dads move through life, according to the largest study of its kind.
The severity of a child’s autism may be directly linked with the level of stress or anxiety they experience on a day-to-day basis, a new study suggests.
The largest study of its kind suggests that actual autism rates probably have not changed in recent years, even though diagnoses of the developmental disorder continue to climb.
Differences in brain wiring could help explain why children born premature are at greater risk for autism and other developmental disorders, researchers say.
Some children diagnosed with autism lose the label as they age, new research suggests, but most continue to face other issues even though they’re no longer on the spectrum.
Girls are frequently diagnosed with autism at older ages than boys and new research suggests that may be because they present with different symptoms.
A casual observation that prodigies often have relatives with autism has led to a study that’s pinpointed a genetic link between the two groups.
In individuals with the most intractable forms of epilepsy, there’s new evidence that a liquid form of marijuana can reduce seizures by over half without causing the drug’s usual “high.”
With training, parents of children with autism can see vast improvements in behavioral troubles, including severe tantrums, according to new research.
A new study of over 95,000 kids finds no link between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, even among those at higher risk for the developmental disorder.