Rural living can be wonderful: community, friendly faces, a slower pace of life. But when there’s autism in the family, it can be tough.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
In-depth analysis of important topics in autism.
A surprising number of genes associated with autism also have links to cancer. Does that mean cancer drugs can treat autism?
People with autism — and their family members — are susceptible to powerful placebo effects. Some researchers are using the problem to better understand this mystifying phenomenon.
Women who have raised a child with autism may be well-positioned to spot subtle signs of the condition in their grandchildren. A new study puts their powers to good use.
Given its reputation, the most shocking thing about electroconvulsive therapy might be how beneficial — and banal — it actually is.
A group of savvy parents jump-started autism research in California, but they also set the research agenda.
Some parents are starting ‘N-of-1’ studies for autism, but their efforts don’t always get taken seriously.
Many parents resort to unproven — even dangerous — alternative treatments for their children’s autism. What drives them?
Meet the backyard marijuana growers and home chemists who are rushing in where scientists fear to tread.
Applied behavioral analysis is the most widely used therapy for autism, but some people say its drills and routines are cruel, and its aims misguided.