For many autistic adults, the golden years are tarnished by poor health, poverty and, in some cases, homelessness. Their plight reveals huge gaps in care.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
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.
Adults with autism vary enormously in their quality of life, and two factors may explain most of this variation.
A new study has found that 0.2 percent of children in Oman are on the autism spectrum — an estimate about 15 times higher than the previous one.
People with autism are at increased odds of having other psychiatric conditions, such as anxiety and depression, but the links can be counterintuitive.
The first rigorous estimate of autism in Catalonia, Spain, has found a prevalence on par with that in the United States; an independent study in Iran, meanwhile, has found a prevalence that lags far behind.