Brain imaging data reveal sex differences in regions linked to social contact.
Emotion control eludes more girls than boys with autism, according to a new study of young people hospitalized for psychiatric issues.
Autistic people who are hyperactive or have difficulty controlling their own impulses are the most likely to show ongoing self-injury.
Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors constitute one of two criteria that define autism in the diagnostic manual for psychiatry.
Researchers have created an animated monkey avatar that makes realistic facial expressions — and that may yield insight into how autistic people interpret facial expressions.
Although many children with autism want to engage with peers, their emotional difficulties often get in the way of their relationships.
Repetitive behaviors such as hand-flapping and spinning may give autistic people a sense of control; instead of discouraging these behaviors, therapists should address triggers upsetting to autistic people.
Researchers say they are unimpressed with a study that underpins a tech company’s new digital therapy for autism.