Elsa, the star of the movie “Frozen,” is the poster child for girls with autism.
Diagnosing autism is an evolving science but a crucial first step to understanding the disorder.
Steve Silberman’s new book, “Neurotribes,” recounts his 15-year quest to understand “the legacy of autism.”
A questionnaire that clinicians can administer in 20 minutes, either in person, by phone or online, correctly distinguishes children with autism from those without the disorder 86 percent of the time.
A dearth of job-training programs and other services means that many young adults with autism struggle to lead productive, independent lives, suggests a national report.
A decision by a U.S. task force to withhold support for early autism screening could have dangerous consequences, researchers say.
A widely cited 2011 study that pegged autism prevalence in South Korea at a whopping 2.6 percent is inherently flawed because of the assumptions the researchers had to make, suggests a new analysis of the data. The findings have implications for estimates of autism prevalence anywhere in the world.
Contrary to previous findings, children born by cesarean section are not at an increased risk of autism, says a Swedish sibling study.
Children with autism may not inhale sweet and foul scents through their noses the way other children do.
Difficulty processing sound distinguishes children with autism from those with sensory processing disorder, a catch-all label for sensory abnormalities, according to a new study. The results suggest that among children with sensory problems, the exact nature of the sensory problem determines the diagnosis.