A lack of interest, training and pay may limit the supply of specialists best equipped to diagnose and treat children with autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
In-depth analysis of important topics in autism.
Grunya Sukhareva characterized autism nearly two decades before Austrian doctors Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger. So why did the latter get all the credit?
Researchers and autistic artists exploring virtual reality to study, treat and simulate autism traits.
A remote Colombian town is home to the world’s largest cluster of people with fragile X syndrome. Scientists are learning from them — and trying to help.
Autism and post-traumatic stress disorder share many traits, but the connection between them was largely overlooked until now.
An electrical brain implant all but erased the obsessions that had consumed Becky Audette, years after her autism diagnosis. Could similar implants help other people with severe autism?
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.
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?