Autistic people are at an increased risk for intentional self-harm and death by suicide, but co-occurring psychiatric conditions may drive those behaviors.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Ami Klin wants researchers, clinicians and policymakers to think of autism as something inborn that only predisposes a child to certain traits. Early intervention can change the course of development.
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.