We think we’re reading facial expressions, but most of us rely on body cues to understand emotion
Can a Baby’s Cry Be a Clue to Autism?
Researchers have analyzed brain scans and eye movements as harbingers of autism. Now they’re listening to babies’ cries.
Autism and Air Pollution: The Link Grows Stronger
Studies continue to suggest that in utero exposure to pollution can raise the risk of autism
Pregnant Moms’ Flu Linked to Higher Risk of Autism Among Children
Expectant moms have one more reason to get a flu shot.
Behavior Therapy Normalizes Brains of Autistic Children
Autism likely has deep genetic roots, but the latest research provides hope that some learning techniques can lessen symptoms of the developmental disorder.
Why Cheaper Genetic Testing Could Cost Us a Fortune
Dana Nieder was at a loss. Doctors had been trying to figure out what was wrong with her daughter Maya since she was 7 months old. Now 4 1/2, Maya didn’t learn to walk until long after her second birthday and still can say only …
Study: Parents Get Little Help for Autistic Kids Who Wander
Nearly half of all children with autism wander off alone, a new study finds
The First Drug that Could Ease Social Withdrawal in Autism
An experimental drug showed promising results in treating the key symptom of social withdrawal in people with Fragile X syndrome, the most common known inherited cause of autism with intellectual disability, according to a recent …
A Rare but Potentially Treatable Form of Autism
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have identified a rare, hereditary form of autism that may be treatable with nutritional supplements, a new study reports.
Why Autistic Kids Make Easy Targets for School Bullies
Bullying can lead to depression, low grades, behavioral problems and even physical illness because of the stress it causes — and kids with autism may be suffering the brunt of the harm
Older Fathers Linked to Kids’ Autism and Schizophrenia Risk
Don’t blame older mothers for their offsprings’ developmental problems. A new study finds “there is probably much more reason to be concerned with the age of the father”
Pets Can Help Autistic Children Learn to Share and Comfort Others
Some autistic people report feeling more strongly connected to animals than to other people, but a new study suggests that introducing companion animals to autistic children at the right time in life may help with human bonding, too.
What Genius and Autism Have in Common
A study of eight child prodigies finds that share some striking characteristics, most notably high levels of autistic traits and an overrepresentation of autism in their close family members