Scores of parents abandon mainstream autism treatments to pursue Son-Rise, an intense, expensive — and unproven — behavioral therapy.
Masculinized features help define children with autism, online autism-parent forums spread pseudoscience, and the United States has more older fathers than ever.
Music therapy does not alleviate autism features, according to a large international study.
Transcranial treatment may bolster memory in adults with autism, inflammatory molecule may alter an emotional brain region in newborns, and examining ants could yield insights into autism
Mice with an extra copy of UBE3A, a gene linked to autism, have learning problems and anxiety, and are prone to seizures and fine-motor problems.
Baby marmosets learn to vocalize by mimicking their parents, which helps to establish their utility for studying autism.
The United States is failing most of its half million school-age children with autism by not giving them a good education.
Babies with a family history of autism have heart rates that are unusually low and that respond aberrantly to speech sounds.
In a new type of therapy for autism, parents talk or type into their phone or computer, and their words emerge in the voice of an animated character.
Researchers have traced an unusual maternal behavior in female mice modeling Rett syndrome to a neural circuit that processes sound. They have also found a drug that reverses this behavior.