The National Institutes of Health has awarded nine research grants totaling nearly $100 million over the next five years for the Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE).
Many more boys are diagnosed with autism every year than girls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the disorder is 4.5 times more common among boys than girls.
A new study suggests that childhood disintegrative disorder, a rare condition marked by a sudden and profound loss of skills, is biologically distinct from most autism.
"If there is to be a [vaccination safety] commission, health care experts and scientists have a responsibility to fully participate.
Beyond apps, groundbreaking research into technology-based interventions for autism could boost the social skills of children with developmental conditions.
Patterns of activity in the social brain predict how much a child’s autism features will improve after a behavioral therapy called pivotal response treatment, according to a new study.
The Autism Science Foundation's list is a summary of autism discoveries in 2016 and what they mean for families.
Vital jobs in online security are going unfilled. And there are people in our midst, ideally suited to the work, who are unemployed.
Two new papers highlight therapies that could help families save time and money in identifying effective treatments for children with autism.
Autism is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises. Dr.
New evidence suggests people with autism can recognize feelings and other traits of humanness in voices as well as—or even better than—neurotypical people do.
"The history of autism makes clear that the notion that there is one best way to learn, one best way to experience the world, and one best way to be human, is bunk."
A recently-published report overstates the impact of the software snafu on studies involving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
Dr. Kevin Pelphrey discusses how restaurants can be stressful for his daughter and how her difficulties led him to try to better understand and treat her type of situational anxiety.