Many people with autism entertain thoughts of suicide and yet show few obvious signs of their distress. Some scientists are identifying risks — and solutions — unique to autistic individuals.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
In-depth analysis of important topics in autism.
Adults on the spectrum frequently have a range of other conditions — but they rarely get the help they need.
Machine-learning holds the promise to help clinicians spot autism sooner, but technical and ethical obstacles remain.
An expanding arcade of video games takes aim at easing autism traits, from poor visual attention to problems with motor skills. But how useful — and fun — are these games, really?
Encounters between law enforcement and people with autism often go wrong, but some police departments are beginning to train their officers.
Increasing numbers of young adults with autism are pursuing a college education. Many campuses are not ready for them.
Five years after its latest revision, the manual used to diagnose autism is back under scrutiny, as evidence suggests it excludes some people on the spectrum.
People on the spectrum often have subtle problems using language or making facial expressions. Pinpointing where those difficulties originate may help ease their social communication.
With a growing acknowledgement of self-awareness in people with autism, self-report questionnaires are gaining popularity in research and clinical practice.
After more than a decade of effort, scientists are questioning whether mouse models of autism can ever capture the social deficits seen in people with the condition.