Having an autistic brother or sister can pose challenges, but it can also make children patient, empathetic and resilient.
Parents say the so-called ‘rapid prompting method’ unlocks hidden talents in their minimally verbal autistic children, but researchers question whether the words produced are the child’s own.
Nearly two dozen autistic people or their caregivers in 19 countries told Spectrum how the initial weeks of the pandemic have challenged and changed them.
Toddlers who sleep poorly or overreact or underreact to sensory stimuli have more repetitive behaviors and other autism traits later in childhood.
Autistic children who lose words reach key milestones earlier than autistic children without language regression.
Social media is connecting families with researchers who study rare conditions related to autism — to the benefit of both.