How do autism & sensory processing disorders differ? Researchers studying the brain are finding answers.
Research is revealing hundreds of autism genes, and scientists have begun deciphering how genetic mutations may exert their effects in the developing brain.
Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population, rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches.
A large twin study found that shared environment influences susceptibility to autism more than expected. Find out the role of experiences and exposures.
Hundreds of small genetic variations are associated with autism, including an area of DNA that may be key to understanding why humans are social animals.
It's hard to tell my daughter has a disability, because she can behave normally, but she has a form of autism called Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome.
What is a paraprofessional? A special education para, also called a teacher’s aide or assistant, provides educational support to the classroom teacher.
Temple Grandin quote on autism and schizophrenia: "I believe there is a reason that disabilities...remain in our gene pool..."
Using positive parenting methods with special needs children can help them become more independent & cooperative
The Autism Spectrum Quotient test (sometimes called the AQ quiz or the Asperger's test) gives you a score based on your answers to these 50 questions.
Three new autism gene networks discovered, and research points to brain’s glutamate signaling related to autism, ADHD and schizophrenia.
Researchers report that teaching independence to adolescents with autism can provide a crucial boost to their chances for success after high school.
Children of fathers who are in technical occupations are more likely to have an autism spectrum disorder, according to researchers at The University o... Read more...
A study adds evidence to concerns about the connection between antidepressants during pregnancy and autism.
Sometimes a person's special needs aren't obvious. I have experienced this with my own son, who has a form of autism.
Is there a significant connection between chemicals created by gut microbiota and autism?
Here's a guide to of some of the most common autism acronyms & abbreviations you are likely to encounter while caring for and getting health and educational services for your child.
Asperger syndrome is one of the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Although symptoms are present early on, it's usually diagnosed when a child is school-age.
Children should grow, develop, and learn throughout their lives, starting at birth, which is why it's important to watch for a developmental delay.
For many people, Dr Temple Grandin and autism are synonymous. Below are some of the insights she shared during an interview.
Research about the possible benefits and negative side effects of therapies for children who are between 2 and 12 years old and have an ASD.
A genetic variant may children to a greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome when taking second-generation anti-psychotic medications.