Functional differences between autistic and non-autistic brains have been isolated for the first time.
Some of the genes known to associated with autism have been found to be switched on as the baby's brain develops during mid- to late-pregnancy.
A study has found that preschool children with autism differed from each other in symptom severity and adaptive functioning at the time of diagnosis.
A study found that short observations, such as at a pediatric exam, don't provide enough information about symptoms associated with autism.
Because there is no known cause of autism, many myths circulate about its origin, treatment and prevention. Here, a doctor does a little mythbusting.
A national authority on autism spectrum disorders offers families guidance and tips for coping with a child's diagnosis.
With three billion letters in the human genome, it seems hard to imagine that simple gene insertions and deletions could have much of an impact.
How can you help your son or daughter socialize with his or her typically-developing peers?
In one dad's words, ten things he thinks his kids with autism would say if they could.
Research shows that children with autism have stronger social skills when any kind of pet lives in the home.
Small segments of genes called microexons influence how proteins interact with each other, opening up a new line of research into the cause of autism.
Could smog and polluted air be one of the triggers for autism spectrum disorders?
Brains affected by autism share a pattern of ramped-up immune system responses and inflammation, a new analysis of data reveals.
This is the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for Autistic Disorders.
People affected by a common inherited form of autism - Fragile X - could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer.
A malfunctioning neural circuit in the brain may be at the root of motor impairments seen in in people with autism.
Research shoes that communication skills of minimally verbal children with autism can be greatly improved. Here's how.
IEP meetings are those first steps for the year, that daunting beginning. It's about what you and your child's team consider goals, but it also about you.
Here's a look at how a certain genetic mutation affects brain development in people with autism.
In Denmark, at least, study reported in 2014 says that the spike in the number of autism cases has to do with two main factors.
Autism affects a child’s development in different ways, and seems to be getting more common. About 1 in 68 children may have autism spectrum disorder.
Long thought to be more limited, research says that small differences in as many as 1000 genes add to autism risk, according to a new study. Here's how.
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their moms' pregnancy.