Cut off from clients by the pandemic, clinicians are turning to video conferencing and other technologies to diagnose children with autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Autistic children and adults report having poor physical and mental health and quality of life compared with the general population.
Social distancing may pose special challenges for people with autism and their caregivers.
Following a series of scandals in the United Kingdom over people with autism being held against their will and mistreated in hospitals, a watchdog group has issued a legal challenge to the government.
Some families do not have the financial ability or time to participate in clinical trials for autism. New technologies may enable them to participate from their homes.
Most of the top contenders for the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination have released comprehensive plans for disability policies.
Autistic mothers report having more anxiety and depression than neurotypical mothers do.
Black children with autism who are hospitalized for psychiatric problems are more impaired than their white peers. Socioeconomic factors may explain the difference.
Aripiprazole, marketed as Abilify, is widely thought to be safer than risperidone, the only other drug approved for use in autistic children. A decade’s worth of data suggests that is not true.