A new study has found links between autism and exposure to higher levels of certain air toxics during pregnancy and the first two years of life.
Making an appointment with a psychiatrist is often an uphill battle no matter if you’re insured or if you intend to pay out of pocket, a new study suggests.
A chemical that’s found in broccoli and other vegetables may be able to dramatically improve behavior and social skills in those with autism, researchers say.
Monthly home visits to teach parents how to best work with their children with autism can go a long way toward improving kids’ interactions, researchers say.
An inability to place behaviors in context — such as what usually comes before or after a smile, a cry or a shout — could be at the root of autism, researchers say.
Children with autism are far less physically active than their typically-developing peers, researchers say.
A nutrient deficiency that’s common among pregnant women could impact the odds of giving birth to a child with autism, researchers say.
Assessing how quickly the brain responds to sights and sounds could offer a more precise and earlier method to diagnose autism, new research suggests.
Andrew Wakefield, whose now-discredited research first sparked concerns of a link between autism and vaccines, cannot pursue a defamation claim related to the matter, a court has ruled.
Federal officials say they’re embarking on a new effort to identify best practices to meet the needs of individuals with autism from childhood to adulthood.
The vast majority of American children may not be receiving recommended screenings for developmental delay, the CDC says.
An intervention for kids exhibiting signs of autism as young as 6 months is showing promise, researchers say, with most infants in a new study shedding their delays.
Even with intervention, many children with autism continue to struggle with communication, but new research suggests that using iPads and other tablets can help maximize language skills.
Kids with developmental delay are far more likely to receive the early intervention services they need if pediatricians follow up after conducting routine screenings, researchers say.
There’s long been talk of a connection between autism risk and infant head size, but a large new study suggests that no such link exists.