Autistic people have trouble making facial expressions appropriate to the circumstances.
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.
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.
From an app to diagnose autism to a crowdsourced project to map its prevalence, Dennis Wall is brimming with ambitious ideas. But his execution of these ideas leaves something to be desired, his critics say.
People with autism use different brain regions than typical people do to distinguish between the scents of familiar and unfamiliar individuals.
Language difficulties and emotional challenges such as anxiety or aggression in children with autism at age 3 predict their social skills at around age 5.
Adults with autism who undergo a therapy designed to bolster social learning show cognitive benefits that may increase their chances of employment.
Autism prevalence plateaued for the years 2014 to 2016, a review finds no evidence that herbal therapies for autism work, and a panel of four proteins in blood may distinguish children with autism.
People with autism teach researchers about compassion, honesty, love — and the joys of the holidays.