Many people with autism entertain thoughts of suicide and yet show few obvious signs of their distress. Some scientists are identifying risks — and solutions — unique to autistic individuals.
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
A novel group intervention helps young adults with autism develop independent-living skills and access social support in times of stress.
A newly formed group of leaders from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is poised to generate funding opportunities for child health research, including autism science.
A flawed evaluation process may put programs serving a high proportion of children with autism at risk of funding cuts.
Software may complement traditional behavioral therapy for autism, but making programs engaging and effective is a challenge.
A total of 1,500 ‘unaccompanied’ children, from newborns to age 3, have been called in to immigration court since 1 October 2015, according to U.S. Justice Department data.
Many California children with serious healthcare needs often wait months, or even years, before they receive essential medical equipment.
A huge new research collaboration may jump-start the race to develop therapies for autism.