Autism’s underlying biology, associated behaviors and treatments can all put people on the spectrum at serious risk for obesity.
Young people with autism who have psychiatric problems may stand a ninefold greater chance of having an encounter with the police than do others on the spectrum.
After lagging behind other countries for decades, France is working on a new national plan for autism.
A growing number of researchers work with people on the spectrum when designing their studies — sometimes with help from programs intended to boost such partnerships.
Adults on the spectrum explain the problem with eye contact, experts offer tips for students with autism considering college, and men with autism respond differently to the “smell of fear.”
Even short programs with a focus on mental health can train community health workers to help children with autism in Ethiopia and elsewhere.