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.
A doctor nationally known for offering alternative autism treatments will have her medical license placed on probation after she was accused of providing unwarranted, dangerous therapies.
Companies hawking new prenatal tests to detect Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities may be promising more than they can deliver, an investigation finds.
A surgery that improves mobility for some kids with cerebral palsy leaves others even more likely to lose balance. Now researchers are working to understand who’s most likely to benefit.
For those with developmental issues but no firm diagnosis, mapping a child’s complete genetic information can quickly offer answers and potential treatment options, researchers say.
A growing number of sensory rooms are cropping up nationwide designed to help those with disabilities find calm and learn to control their behavior.
A potential cancer treatment may also relieve behavioral symptoms of a condition associated with autism and intellectual disability, researchers say.
Dentists often rely on restraint and sedation to treat kids with disabilities, but with the right approach, these children are learning the skills to be treated just like other patients.
For children experiencing dozens or even hundreds of seizures a day, an experimental drug derived from marijuana could make all the difference.
While the vast majority of kids with developmental disabilities are cared for at home, pediatricians are being reminded that out-of-home placements remain an important option.
With group training sessions, researchers say parents can learn to successfully incorporate autism therapy techniques into their everyday interactions with their children.