- Think twice before taking that toke if you're pregnant. It may affect your baby more than you think.
- Autism rates increased for two decades; now the number of kids diagnosed with the developmental disorder might finally be leveling out.
- Black parents might report issues in their child’s development differently, leading to a racial disparity in how and when autism is diagnosed — and hurting the chances for early intervention.
- Kids with autism might have trouble learning because their brains are overloaded with connections.
- We all know yawning is contagious, but new research into why it's so catching may end up benefiting patients with Tourette's syndrome.
- New research has revealed through MRIs how genetic abnormalities related to autism affect the brain.
- Improvisational music therapy doesn't improve autism symptoms among children, according to a new study.
- Adults with the most severe symptoms of autism spectrum disorder were the least surprised by unexpected images in a recent study.
- A new study, involving brain scans, suggests a link between autism and pain sensitivity.
- A new study has found a possible link between antidepressant use during pregnancy and increased risk of autism in children, although other factors are likely involved.
- This is what happened when I slept with a 13-pound blanket for over a month.
- Women who experience a fever during pregnancy may be more likely to have a child with autism spectrum disorder, according to a Columbia University study.
Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. These signs all begin before a child is three years old. Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood.