Children with autism are more likely than their neurotypical peers to have any of a host of medical conditions.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Many children with autism who take antipsychotic medications do not receive behavioral therapy.
Young adults with autism face many new expectations and challenges — with none of the support that is available during high school.
Although the number of people diagnosed with autism is on the rise, the proportion with severe features has dropped since 2000.
Our infographic displays efforts to develop treatments for fragile X syndrome. So far, none of them have passed muster in clinical trials.
Only a small fraction of women who battle infections during pregnancy have children with autism, suggesting that some infections are riskier than others.
Finding a difference between people with and without autism is only the first step toward identifying a clinically useful marker of the condition.
Men with autism who have above-average intelligence may not achieve typical financial and personal milestones — but many are content.
A comprehensive catalog of the genes that show ties to both autism and cancer highlights the role of cell growth in both conditions.
Individuals who have autism or another psychiatric condition tend to pair up with others who share their diagnosis.