The number of children considered medically complex is on the rise, but with a slew of health challenges and costly care, identifying how to best treat them is proving difficult.
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.
More than a year after the FDA said it might ban electric-shock devices used to modify behavior in individuals with disabilities, advocates are calling on the agency to take action.
A new survey finds many health care providers admittedly know little about how to care for adults with autism.
With a new, first-of-its-kind book, psychiatrists are looking to decode the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders so that it’s more user-friendly.
Pediatricians often fail to take seriously parent concerns about autism, new research suggests, sometimes delaying children from receiving a diagnosis and treatment for years.
Massage can lessen autism severity in the months following diagnosis, making the treatment an effective early intervention, a new study suggests.
A jury has awarded $2.5 million to a man with autism who grew size 46 DD breasts after taking a drug commonly prescribed to those with the developmental disorder.
As an increasing number of kids are prescribed powerful antipsychotics, a new study finds that many doctors are deviating from established medical guidelines when they dole out the scripts.
A new effort is in the works to help train doctors and other health care providers to better serve individuals on the spectrum.
Individuals with autism often struggle to access the medical care they need, but a new set of tools is designed to smooth interactions between those on the spectrum and their physicians.
Training parents to enhance social interactions with their infant children may reduce the likelihood that kids at risk for autism will ultimately develop the disorder, researchers say.
A dietary supplement maker will pay $200,000 after federal officials accused the company of making false claims that its products could treat speech difficulties associated with autism.
Efforts are underway in Congress to make it easier for children with rare conditions or complex medical needs to get the specialized care they require.