By Chris Weller | Jun 18, 2013 01:59 PM EDT
A child's risk of autism may increase depending on the mother's exposure to high air pollution during pregnancy.
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 14, 2013 08:33 PM EDT
An automated conversation coach helps socially anxious users practice speaking skills for job interviews, dates, public speeches, and other settings. It may be especially useful for people with social phobias, Asperger’s, and high-functioning autism.
By Matthew Mientka | May 29, 2013 05:12 PM EDT
An earlier diagnostic tool could allow clinicians to begin therapies while the brain is most impressionable.
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 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 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 Christine Hsu | Dec 27, 2012 10:14 AM EST
Dolphin therapy has helped a five-year-old autistic child become "aware" and "alert".
By Makini Brice | Dec 04, 2012 10:04 AM EST
The changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the closest thing to a manual for those in the psychiatric and psychological professions, are in.
By Makini Brice | Nov 29, 2012 04:16 PM EST
Researchers believe that the cry of babies may be able to be used to detect autism risk.
By Makini Brice | Nov 23, 2012 10:37 AM EST
Researchers used a cancer drug to reverse the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. Even though autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder, the drug worked for adult mice.