Mu Yang spends her days watching mice and her evenings building muscle.
Telling coworkers you are autistic can bring acceptance, but it may also hinder advancement.
A technique called intracranial electroencephalography can reveal brain functions with great sensitivity and may ultimately unearth the underpinnings of autism.
A novel group intervention helps young adults with autism develop independent-living skills and access social support in times of stress.
A flawed evaluation process may put programs serving a high proportion of children with autism at risk of funding cuts.
Software may complement traditional behavioral therapy for autism, but making programs engaging and effective is a challenge.
Mouse-model researcher Nicola Grissom snacks on chocolate-covered espresso beans and pops bubble wrap to stay focused.
Grouping people with autism based on their unique brain-activity ‘fingerprints’ may help to identify subtypes of the condition.
People with autism already have access to experimental treatments; the new law could make that access more dangerous.
The instruments clinicians use to diagnose depression in people with autism cannot capture its unique presentation in this group.
Science teaches us that housing children in institution-like settings is likely to cause severe and permanent damage to their minds and bodies.