After lagging behind other countries for decades, France is working on a new national plan for autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
In-depth analysis of important topics in autism.
Many African children with autism are hidden away at home — sometimes tied up, almost always undiagnosed. Efforts to bring the condition into the open are only just beginning.
Cultural barriers lead clinicians to misdiagnose or miss children with autism in immigrant communities.
Insomnia troubles many children with autism. Luckily, research is awakening parents to some simple bedtime solutions.
New initiatives aim to increase brain donations for autism research and maximize what scientists can learn from these precious specimens.
Children with ‘severe autism’ are the most in need of help, yet the most overlooked in research. A new initiative is making them the primary focus.
Anxiety can assume unusual forms in people with autism — turning uncertainty, or even a striped couch, into a constant worry. New tools may help identify these hidden fears.
Scores of parents abandon mainstream autism treatments to pursue Son-Rise, an intense, expensive — and unproven — behavioral therapy.
Studies of infants at risk for autism have not yielded a test to predict who will eventually be diagnosed. But they have transformed our understanding of the condition.
The loss of abilities that besets some toddlers with autism is probably less sudden and more common than anyone thought.