Sensory sensitivity is one of the most understudied aspects of autism. That’s a serious problem, because it underlies much of the distress experienced by people with the disorder, says best-selling author and animal scientist Temple Grandin.
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
An innovative academic program in New York City public schools is successfully educating children with high-functioning autism alongside their unaffected peers.
Two networks of genes are abnormally expressed in the brains of people with autism, according to a study published today in Nature.
Autism is diagnosed based on the severity and variety of its symptoms. This makes it very difficult to diagnose and easy to confuse with other disorders, such as language delay and intellectual disability, cautions Isabelle Rapin.
Speech-generating devices are a beneficial intervention for people with autism who cannot speak or sign, according to two studies published in the past few months.