On Cayo Santiago island, scientists track the alliances and power struggles of a colony of feral monkeys — collecting data to generate new insights into the social challenges that people with autism face.
Children with autism tend to mix up personal pronouns when their language skills outpace their social awareness.
As children with autism grow into adults, the challenge is in measuring the skills that matter most in their daily lives.
Following another person’s gaze is a task distinct from recognizing and reading faces.
Researchers are creating guidelines that would help doctors choose and customize autism treatments.
A new study is the first rigorous test of a controversial idea: that the everyday interactions between caregiver and child can shape the course of autism.
Believing that you’re involved in a live interaction, even when you’re not, is enough to activate the social brain, according to unpublished work presented today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Two new studies, both by reputable teams of researchers, report that there are no detectable differences between boys and girls with autism.
Many well-designed studies are testing the effectiveness of therapies parents can administer to their children, but few check whether the parents are able to follow the treatment plan.
A new interaction-based therapy delivered by parents may improve behavior and language skills in infants with autism symptoms, suggests a small pilot study.