By Ben Wolford | Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:41
Most of the autistic participants in a recent study reported being sexually victimized. They also reported getting their sex knowledge from television.
By Justin Caba | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 16:38
Pregnant women diagnosed with a bacterial infection are more likely to give birth to a child with autism, according to a new study.
By Justin Caba | Thu, 12/19/2013 - 12:00
Recent autism studies have investigated the neurological disorder's link to trillions of tiny gut microbes found in the human body.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 17:00
A new study published reviews non-specialist interventions and finds they can be effective in treating children and adolescents with intellectual disability or lower functioning autism spectrum disorders.
By Peter Sergo | Sat, 12/14/2013 - 16:12
A researcher of cognitive developmental disorders challenges a study that linked the rate of decline in babies' eye contact between the ages of 2 to 6 months to autism spectrum disorder.
By Susan Scutti | Wed, 11/20/2013 - 12:00
Researchers found that the amygdala, the region of the brain connected to emotion and face recognition, activates different neurons in autistic patients, who generally focus more on the mouth than the eyes.
By Peter Sergo | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 10:28
iPads may serve as effective speech-generating devices for older autistic children who have severe verbal difficulties.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 10/31/2013 - 17:39
A disorder called ‘specific language impairment’ may be caused by the same genetic variants that lead to language difficulties in some children with autism.
By John Ericson | Sun, 10/27/2013 - 17:40
Children born to mothers with lupus may be twice as likely to develop autism spectrum disorders.
By Justin Caba | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 18:30
The number of autism cases in the US continues to rise, while the condition has leveled off in the UK.
By John Ericson | Mon, 10/14/2013 - 16:46
A $75,000 reward is being offered for the safe return of Avonte Oquendo, a missing autistic teen.