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.
Theory of mind difficulties are likely to be more central to autism than to attention deficit hyperactive disorder, whereas executive function problems are more often associated with the latter.
The network of researchers keeping tabs on autism prevalence in U.S. children plans to follow up with some of those children in adolescence.
Telling coworkers you are autistic can bring acceptance, but it may also hinder advancement.
Difficulties with social communication appear to wane as toddlers with autism mature into young adults, perhaps due in large part to improvements in language ability.
In a new program based in New York City, autistic students work to build skills that cater to their strengths or special interests.
A novel group intervention helps young adults with autism develop independent-living skills and access social support in times of stress.
An app may help people with autism manage anxiety, adults on the spectrum share the items they use to self-soothe, and autistic children can pick up new words by overhearing them.