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.