A study shows that when parents are partners in therapy with their autistic children, they experience improvements in their own depression and emotional regulation.
Many preschool kids with autism still have major difficulties by the time they reach school age, despite having received early intervention services.
A new study finds that positive attitudes prevail within families of people with Down syndrome, with family members sharing feelings of love and pride.
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.
A study finds that snuggling with a newborn in the NICU doesn't just help the baby, but also eases mom's anxiety.
Economists say that autism costs are estimated to reach nearly $500 billion - and potentially $1 trillion - by 2025. Here's how it breaks down.
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,
Helping kids learn to deal with conflicts in healthy ways is important - but how can you tell they're experiencing bullying or just peer conflict?
Moms of kids with autism often experience chronic stress, fatigue, and more time spent caregiving than parents of children without disabilities.
Dogs, cats, guinea pigs and beyond -- no matter the kind of pet, researchers have found that animals can help ease stress for autistic kids.
The man behind Big Bird, Carroll Spinney, recently told one of the sweetest, most heart-wrenching tales you've probably ever heard.
For a parent whose child has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), researchers suggest that soothing anxiety could lead to more severe symptoms.
Research shoes that communication skills of minimally verbal children with autism can be greatly improved. Here's how.
One dad describes dyspraxia - a diagnosis that painted the most complete picture of what his son experienced in his every waking day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using positive parenting methods with special needs children can help them become more independent & cooperative