A special performance on Sunday of The Lion King created a comfortable environment for children with autism and their families to enjoy the theater.
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
Researchers have engineered four new mouse lines that each show activation of a different subset of neurons in response to a blue light.
Duplications and deletions of genetic regions linked to autism are rare in individuals referred for genetic testing, but occur at a higher rate than in the general population.
The male offspring of mice subjected to stress during pregnancy can transmit the effects to their own male pups.
A new study of nearly 6,000 pairs of twins suggests that the three core traits of autism are inherited separately, and to varying degrees, both in individuals with autism and in the general population.
Boys who have autism-like social deficits at 2 years of age retain about the same level of social impairment when they reach age 20.