An autistic child may have the same rare, harmful mutation tied to autism as her unaffected sibling does. But she may carry more common variants that tip the balance toward autism.
Autistic infants as young as 4 months may have fewer verbal exchanges with their caregivers than their peers do, according to a long-term study.
Up to 80 percent of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience sleep problems.
Nearly all children who lose their autism diagnosis have other conditions, such as anxiety and language and behavioral disorders, a new study suggests. Many also require support at school.
Genetics governs a person’s ability to pay attention to social cues, such as the direction another person is looking, a new study suggests.
The prevalence of autism in 4-year-old children in the United States has increased — from about 1 in 75 children in 2010 to 1 in 59 in 2014 — to match a previously reported rise in 8-ye
Children in families with a history of brain conditions are at increased odds of being autistic, a large study in Sweden suggests.
Depression may show up as insomnia and restlessness in children with autism, rather than as the more common feelings of sadness, a new study suggests.
Social difficulties in people with autism may contribute to their troubles with daily living — from brushing their teeth to taking a bus, according to a new study.
Without timely intervention, intellectual disability in autistic children can worsen over time, contributing to poor life skills and challenging behavior, according to a 15-year study.
The brains of autistic children show few differences from those of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or even of controls.
The brain’s emotion center, the amygdala, undergoes dramatic changes during the first year of life, new research suggests.
Behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) crop up in about one in three autistic people within 15 years of their autism diagnosis.
A brain region that orchestrates responses to social cues and aids decision-making may be off tempo in autism.