A lack of interest, training and pay may limit the supply of specialists best equipped to diagnose and treat children with autism.
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
Michael Gandal, who studies the genetics of brain conditions, offers unusual advice on team building: Lock everyone up in a room together.
Ben Barres agonized over whether to come out as male or commit suicide. In a posthumous memoir, he makes clear that coming out was the right choice.
Robots may one day help therapists analyze behaviors and devise personalized sessions for autistic children.
An inexpensive, noninvasive method can track social brain development in infants in low-resource countries.
Austria must train more autism specialists, expand its research funding and build more centers for autism diagnosis and treatment.
Just 16 percent of adults with autism are in full-time paid employment, and those who do get a job often face discrimination and isolation at work.