Depression may show up in children with autism in an unusual way — most commonly as insomnia and restlessness.
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
An evaluation of 11 tests of social skills has identified 8 that give credible results in autistic adults.
New assessments of the subtle motor difficulties that characterize autism could improve autistic children’s lives and teach us a lot about the condition.
A child’s risk of autism is slightly elevated if a parent or sibling has asthma or an autoimmune disease.
For autistic people, social difficulties may contribute to troubles with daily living — from brushing teeth to taking a bus.
Australia has become the latest country to establish guidelines for diagnosing autism, but getting clinicians to comply may be difficult.
Watch the complete replay of Jill Silverman discussing using rat models to study neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism.
The brains of autistic children show few differences from those of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or even of controls.
Heightened sensory perception in toddlers with autism may predict sleep problems at around age 7.
Difficulties hearing and processing sounds are common in autism and may originate in the brainstem — offering the possibility of an inexpensive screen for the condition.