Having autism as a parent might seem impossibly challenging. But a generation of parents with the condition is showing that it can be an advantage — even when their child does not share the diagnosis.
Diagnosing autism is an evolving science but a crucial first step to understanding the disorder.
Community mental health clinics, which serve millions of Americans, can help identify adults with undiagnosed autism — and change their lives for the better.
Assessing social ability in adults with autism requires controlled tests involving real-time social interactions. Virtual reality makes this possible.
Asking parents autism screening questions orally instead of in writing may capture more young Latino children who have the condition.
The vast majority of children flagged for autism on a widely used screening test are never diagnosed with the condition, and some children who are not picked up are diagnosed years later.
A video-based screening tool can flag infants who are later diagnosed with autism as early as 6 months.
Pediatricians are failing to identify 80 percent of toddlers who need an evaluation for autism, and are missing nearly twice as many girls as boys.
An innovative approach allows families with autism in India or Pakistan to practice communication strategies at home.
In the Strange Stories Film Task, people interpret scenes in a video for white lies, jokes and irony.