Having an autistic brother or sister can pose challenges, but it can also make children patient, empathetic and resilient.
Growing ranks of researchers on the spectrum are overcoming barriers — from neurotypical bias to sensory sensitivities — to shape autism science.
Children with social difficulties are more likely than those without to develop problems with eating by age 14.
The overproduction of proteins in brain cells called microglia causes social impairments, cognitive deficits and repetitive behavior in male mice, a new study has found.
Isolated from their peers, some autistic men get drawn into extremist views — and, in rare cases, violence — associated with online groups for ‘celibates.’
Mice missing DLG2, a protein central to neuronal activity, are anxious, sleep poorly and overgroom themselves.
A short, widely used screening survey for autism called the AQ-10 may not be reliable for measuring traits of the condition in the general population.
People with autism may have patterns of brain activity that are similar to those in typical people when interpreting social interactions.