Brain imaging data reveal sex differences in regions linked to social contact.
Isolated from their peers, some autistic men get drawn into extremist views — and, in rare cases, violence — associated with online groups for ‘celibates.’
Emotion control eludes more girls than boys with autism, according to a new study of young people hospitalized for psychiatric issues.
The coronavirus lockdown has radically disrupted autistic people’s schedules and access to services, according to a new survey.
Autistic children and adults report having poor physical and mental health and quality of life compared with the general population.
Autistic children who have behavioral problems tend to have an enlarged right amygdala, and in girls the size is associated with the severity of certain behaviors.
Girls with autism are diagnosed 1.5 years later, on average, than boys with the condition, perhaps because they tend to have stronger verbal skills.
A new resource that details the ages at which children attain milestones such as speaking and walking could help clinicians spot autism sooner.