The fight between those who define autism as a medical condition and those who see it as a mere difference has reached vitriolic levels. Can the two sides come together to support all autistic people?
As measles outbreaks continue across the United States, newly revealed health records from Oregon suggest it’s surprisingly easy to opt out of required vaccinations in that state — as in several others.
Australia has become the latest country to establish guidelines for diagnosing autism, but getting clinicians to comply may be difficult.
The Ontario, Canada, government recently announced its intentions to overhaul the Ontario Autism Program, but the changes could leave autistic children without supports.
As U.S. immigration enforcement becomes stricter under the Trump administration, more immigrant families are cutting ties with healthcare services and other critical government programs.
For students and early-career investigators, opportunities to meet and talk with the people they are trying to help underscores why the work matters.
As the partial government shutdown in the U.S. enters its sixth week, some scientists are working without pay, and federal workers with autistic children are restoring to desperate measures.
Each year, dozens of families in Illinois give up custody of their children to help them get mental-health services.
After years of steady decline, the number of U.S. children without health insurance rose by 276,000 in 2017.
Adding motor and sensory data boosts the accuracy of Research Domain Criteria — a broad research framework adopted by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health — for predicting autism.