Autism’s underlying biology, associated behaviors and treatments can all put people on the spectrum at serious risk for obesity.
Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.
After lagging behind other countries for decades, France is working on a new national plan for autism.
Infants who have neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition linked to autism, show motor difficulties and communication delays at 10 months of age.
Success in a small clinical trial of spinal muscular atrophy suggests gene therapy might treat single-gene conditions related to autism.
New evidence from both people and mice points to a part of the cerebellum that helps process social information as being critical in autism.
Asking people with autism and their families about the challenges they face could help researchers test treatments for the condition.
Watch the complete replay of Brian Scassellati discussing robotics for autism research.
Watch the complete replay of this journal club, which featured two papers that explore therapies for Rett syndrome.