For the first time in more than a decade, a new version of the DSM will be unveiled this weekend and with it comes major change to the way autism is diagnosed.
Just weeks before a new version of the DSM is scheduled for release, the head of the National Institute of Mental Health says “patients with mental disorders deserve better.”
With too few autism specialists, it can take months or even years for a child to be diagnosed. But a new app that’s being developed with federal grant money may change that.
A new technique being heralded as a breakthrough could have significant implications for the treatment of cerebral palsy and similar conditions.
New research suggests that a readily-available antibiotic can bring about improvements in behavior and anxiety for those with the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability.
In a move that could bring major breakthroughs in the understanding of autism and other neurological disorders, the president unveiled plans for a decades-long project to map the human brain.
New research suggests that robots could offer a remarkable tool to help children with disabilities master social skills.
People with developmental disabilities who are in need of life-saving organ transplants are facing widespread discrimination from health care providers, advocates say.
More than two decades after the ADA became law, a new survey indicates that more than 20 percent of doctors’ offices remain inaccessible to those with special needs.
New research suggests that autism affects the brain differently as individuals with the developmental disorder age, a finding that may allow for a more targeted treatment approach.
The key to improving cognition in those with Down syndrome could be as simple as stepping onto a bike, researchers say.
Despite a heavy lobbying effort, the Obama administration declined to include autism therapy in final rules this week defining what must be covered by insurers under health care reform.
Officials in Massachusetts are taking steps to clamp down on a controversial school that uses electric shocks to address behavior problems in kids and adults with developmental disabilities.
For the first time, a federally-approved clinical trial is underway to determine whether stem cells from a child’s cord blood can improve symptoms of cerebral palsy.
Kids with autism are five times more likely to experience food-related problems ranging from mealtime tantrums to extreme pickiness, issues with potentially long-term health consequences.