Autism’s underlying biology, associated behaviors and treatments can all put people on the spectrum at serious risk for obesity.
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
A dearth of funding hobbles autism researchers’ ability to do what we can truly call translational science.
Common genetics may help forge social ties, a nonspeaking woman with autism hosts “The Late Show,” and the mix of bacteria in the gut may relate to brain structure.
Innovative approaches that reflect changes in social expectations can help girls with autism form rewarding relationships with their peers.
The male-dominated sex bias in autism is reversed in a related syndrome, a researcher’s gender could influence her study’s outcome, and an award-nominated ad featuring a young man with autism draws criticism.
Young people with autism who have psychiatric problems may stand a ninefold greater chance of having an encounter with the police than do others on the spectrum.
After lagging behind other countries for decades, France is working on a new national plan for autism.
Some states are facing a mid-January loss of funding for their Children’s Health Insurance Program, despite spending approved by Congress in late December that was expected to keep the program running for three months.
The foster care system is becoming a critical component of care for children with autism.
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