Prisons are often ill-equipped to handle autistic inmates, who are at risk for mental health problems and abuse.
To address racial disparities in autism diagnosis and outcomes, we need more Black autism researchers and clinicians. Here are some tips to help recruit and train them.
Rapid growth and inadequate standards in the ‘applied behavior analysis’ industry may put vulnerable children in the hands of poorly prepared technicians.
Women who receive epidural anesthesia during labor have an elevated chance of having a child with autism, a new study has found. But it is too soon for doctors to recommend against epidurals, experts say.
Protecting the privacy of autistic people and their families faces new challenges in the era of big data.
Less than 9 percent of autistic adolescents in the United States receive the recommended guidance on the transition from pediatric to adult healthcare.
Young people with autism receive more mental health services, more consistent primary care and less gynecological or urgent care than their neurotypical peers.
High rates of intellectual disability among Black autistic children may reflect diagnostic delays.
Children younger than age 5 and Black and Hispanic children on the spectrum experience the most financial hardships.