Experts have long noted that both autism and antisocial personality disorder are marked by problems with empathy, yet the differences between the two conditions couldn’t be starker.
New research from the University of California, Davis, finds that a woman’s weight and health during pregnancy may have significant influences on her child’s development.
Four new studies this week take on the genetics of autism, finding further evidence that older fathers are at increased risk of having an autistic child and suggesting that, overall, the genetic roots of the condition are …
About 10% of low-functioning children with autism may “bloom” and outgrow most of their severe disabilities by adolescence.
One of the hardest challenges for families facing autism is the problem of touch. Often, autistic children resist hugging and other types of physical contact, causing distress all around.
Sebastian Seung, professor of computational neuroscience and physics at MIT and author of the new book, Connectome, argues that you are.
A reporter’s notes from a recent scientific conference
With an official redefinition of autism in the offing, many parents are worried.
More than six decades after his seminal child care book was published, Dr. Spock still knows what’s best for baby.
Is Asperger syndrome really less common in girls and women, or are females just better than males at masking autistic symptoms?
In September, Emily Ybarra saw an ad on Facebook for MyAutismTeam, a new site where parents of kids with autism can connect. Because Ybarra has a young son with autism, she clicked and was almost immediately rewarded.
The antidepressant Prozac may alleviate repetitive behavior and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in adults with autism, reducing these defining symptoms of the disorder, according to new research.