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…
By Charles Pulliam-Moore
The 16-student outfit drew inspiration for the film, which they began producing over their summer break, from the health statistics from their own neighborhoods. North County, a northern section of the San Diego region, was noted for having one of…
By PBS NewsHour
Ivette Feliciano visits a Theater Development Fund project that stages special performances for children with autism. On the set of Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, producers and actors work with specialists to make the shows as close to the regular…
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