Research suggests that women who consume the folic acid during the first month of pregnancy may have a reduced risk of having a child with autism.
The first population-based study to examine the recurrence risk for autism spectrum disorders, and to consider the recurrence risk for full- and half-siblings
Researchers have discovered among the children with ASD, 144 rare, non-inherited mutations that deactivated various genes.
Parents of minority children twice as likely to report that their child lost language, motor skills
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss.
The largest genome-wide study of its kind has determined how much five major mental illnesses are traceable to the same common inherited genetic variations.
Do you think your child might have autism? Here are a few of the signs and symptoms to look for.
This autism survey was developed by researchers at Harvard in order to test their theory that lengthy evaluations could be boiled down to just seven questions.
This discovery may have major implications for understanding and implementation of drug-addiction treatment
Children with autism experience deficits in a type of immune cell that protects the body from infection.
Neuroscientist Aditi Shankardass explains how one EEG technique has revealed mistaken diagnoses and transformed children's lives.
A UCLA researcher writes a book and develops a new app with the intention of helping autistic teens make friends can also help any teen that is having a hard time fitting in or being bullied.
A multinational team of scientists presents evidence supporting the theory that in at least some cases of schizophrenia, autism and intellectual disability (ID), malfunctions in some of the same genes are contributing to pathology.
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder often struggle with social interaction. Researchers have found that a prescription drug could improve socialization in individuals with autism.
Scientists have known that abnormal brain growth is associated with autism spectrum disorder. However, the relationship between the two has not been well understood.
A substantial proportion of risk for developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD), resides in genes that are part of specific, interconnected biological pathways, according to researchers.
Older parents are more likely to have a child who develops an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than are younger parents.
When mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse, these stressors may activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can go awry, and activate conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and some forms of autism.
Researchers found that prenatal exposure to SSRIs, a frequently prescribed treatment for depression, anxiety and other disorders, was associated with autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays in boys.
Researchers have found elevated antibodies to gluten proteins of wheat in children with autism in comparison to those without autism.