Researchers are studying how the intense passions of autistic people shape the brain, improve well-being and enhance learning.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
In-depth analysis of important topics in autism.
Researchers are just beginning to learn what happens in the brains of autistic children during adolescence to explain their unique social, cognitive and emotional challenges.
Five collaborations involving autistic scientists and experts are advancing autism research, from lending support for theories of the condition to shoring up trials of new treatments.
This is part 2 of Owen’s story. It tracks his early progress in treatment for autism. Part 1 described his difficult path to a diagnosis.
Prisons are often ill-equipped to handle autistic inmates, who are at risk for mental health problems and abuse.
Rapid growth and inadequate standards in the ‘applied behavior analysis’ industry may put vulnerable children in the hands of poorly prepared technicians.
A gene therapy for Angelman syndrome stands at the forefront of efforts to treat autism-linked conditions that stem from single genes.
Protecting the privacy of autistic people and their families faces new challenges in the era of big data.
Autism is unusually common among blind people, and children with autism are more likely to have vision problems than their typical peers. Understanding why could lead to better therapies for autism for autism.
Hearing difficulties and autism often overlap, exacerbating autism traits and complicating diagnoses.