By Christie Rizk | May 16, 2013 05:03 PM EDT
New research suggests possible overlaps between epileptic and autistic individuals, arguing social challenges often go undiagnosed in epileptics.
By Anthony Rivas | May 12, 2013 05:26 PM EDT
The hypersensitivity of children with autism has been found to help them see simple motion faster than other kids without autism that were the same age, a new study shows.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 09, 2013 04:35 PM EDT
Drawn from her own experience as well as modern science, Temple Grandin's new book encourages us to focus on the strengths, not weaknesses, in autistic individuals.
By Susan Scutti | May 03, 2013 12:27 PM EDT
A national network will establish the first multi-site bank to acquire, process, store, and distribute brain tissue resources to scientists seeking to understand the biological basis of autism.
By Ansa Varughese | Apr 30, 2013 01:18 PM EDT
Researchers reduced symptoms of autism in infants through interventions that had parents practicing games the child prefers the most.
By Nsikan Akpan | Apr 30, 2013 10:51 AM EDT
A new study discredits the link between the infectious disease and children with autism in a large cohort.
By Jonathan Weiss | Apr 30, 2013 10:22 AM EDT
Autism spectrum disorder is difficult to diagnose, but a blood test that is accurate in diagnosis may help with early interventions.
By Susan Scutti | Apr 25, 2013 10:45 AM EDT
Placental examination is most useful shortly after the time of delivery. Today, only a few specialized centers for such examination exist in the US.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 17, 2013 06:18 PM EDT
Children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) spend longer on screen-based media like television and video games than their neurotypical siblings, according to a recent study, and are more likely to develop video game addiction.
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 21, 2013 06:21 PM EDT
A robot autism treatment therapy, led by a humanoid robot called NAO, is teaching children necessary social skills.
By Staff Reporter | Mar 12, 2013 10:52 PM EDT
Suicide ideation in autistic children is much more common than in neurotypical children, especially if they have certain demographic factors.
By Ashik Siddique | Feb 25, 2013 06:19 PM EST
According to a new study, ultrasound scans of low-birth-weight babies that reveal a specific brain abnormality indicate a high autism risk.
By Makini Brice | Jan 30, 2013 08:47 PM EST
With an estimated 1 in 88 people affected with autism spectrum disorder, researchers are on the hunt for, if not a treatment, at least a better understanding of the mechanisms behind the condition.
By Afrinisa Kankudti | Jan 16, 2013 01:45 PM EST
A new study conducted on a small group has found that some children diagnosed with autism have started developing normally as they got older.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 27, 2012 10:14 AM EST
Dolphin therapy has helped a five-year-old autistic child become "aware" and "alert".