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New brain scan software found 16 key functional connections that allowed it to tell, with high accuracy, who had been diagnosed with autism and who had not.
Many preschool kids with autism still have major difficulties by the time they reach school age, despite having received early intervention services.
Kids with autism often come first - but when mom gives up her aspirations and interests, is that really beneficial for the autistic child?
There's not enough emphasis on the strengths of people with autism, Temple Grandin says - and that's something parents and teachers need to change.
Ways to support teens with autism - and their caregivers - so autistic teenagers can transition into adulthood successfully and independently.
Australian researchers have shown that oxytocin has social, emotional and behavioral benefits in young kids with autism.
Scientists have found a potential treatment target by connecting a brain chemical and genetic mutations present in people with autism.
Researchers have found more evidence to suggest that ultra-rare mutations of genes play a role in roughly half of all autism cases.
A new study suggests that kids with autism get less exercise than their neurotypical peers, but we can work with them to give them more opportunities.
Autistic girls display less repetitive and restricted behavior than do boys, says new research on gender differences in autism.
Economists say that autism costs are estimated to reach nearly $500 billion - and potentially $1 trillion - by 2025. Here's how it breaks down.
Are you or your child on the autistic spectrum? Here are 10 tips for teenagers with Asperger Syndrome or mild autism.
It's considered one of the most common symptoms of autism: a lack of eye contact. But it's not true of everyone on the spectrum.
More boys than girls are diagnosed with autism - but a study says certain autistic behaviors may be may be seen more often in boys than in girls,
Moms of kids with autism often experience chronic stress, fatigue, and more time spent caregiving than parents of children without disabilities.
Find out how the parents of a boy with autism figured out that their son was using the world of Disney to navigate the world.
Dogs, cats, guinea pigs and beyond -- no matter the kind of pet, researchers have found that animals can help ease stress for autistic kids.
Research reveals that many people with autism - not just savants - have qualities and abilities that may exceed those of non-autistic people.
Autism does not end when kids reach adulthood - yet most public awareness, public policy and research about autism focus on the needs of children.
In a study of 95,000 children with older siblings, research found no harmful association between receipt of MMR vaccine and autism.
While the search for genes that contribute to the risk for autism has advanced, in many ways, the whole picture has become even less clear.
When parents who suspect autism bring their concerns to healthcare providers, too often, their child's signs of autism are dismissed.
Tags on DNA from fathers' sperm may be linked to children's autism symptoms.