Scientists have long known that genetics play a role in autism, but now they may be able to actually pinpoint the specific gene variants, which could help doctors diagnose and treat the neurodevelopmental disorder from birth. Special correspondent Jackie Judd…
By Heidi de Marco, Kaiser Health News
Puberty is causing chaos in Alexander’s once-predictable world.
By PBS NewsHour
By Catherine Woods
A computer program and a sniff test can diagnose some characteristics of autism.
By Carey Reed
Child prodigies and their autistic family members may share a genetic link, according to findings published online in the April issue of Human Heredity.
Those who partake in the challenge or donate benefit New York Collaborates for Autism, which funds and creates schools, programs and services for people with autism nationwide.
By PBS NewsHour
Parents who don’t vaccinate their children due to concerns about side effects can put others at risk -- even those who have been vaccinated. Gwen Ifill talks to Patsy Stinchfield of the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota about the…
By Renée Gordon, Dr. Barry Gordon
The picture you probably have in your mind of autism is that of a child. But autism is almost always — if not always — a condition that lasts for life. We are the parents of a 22-year-old young man…
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
Unfortunately, once someone with autism turns 21, “they fall off a cliff,” says Lorri Unumb, vice president of state government affairs at Autism Speaks, an advocacy organization. “It’s the next big frontier that’s got to be addressed.”…
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
Self-injury is one of the most difficult behaviors associated with autism and other developmental or intellectual disabilities, and a private facility outside Boston that takes on some of the hardest-to-treat cases is embroiled in a major debate: Should it use…
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