A new paper published today has reported a small increase in the number of children born with autism from mothers who were using antidepressant medication while pregnant.
Autism manifests in different ways. The signs are often less visible in women than in men, leading many to be underdiagnosed.
For most of the twentieth century, we were at war with microbes, leading to substantial changes in our body's ecosystem. This has changed our diets, disease profile, moods and even personalities.
A new survey of young autistic people highlights the difficulties they face in accessing mental health services.
People suffering from autism could be far more vulnerable to falling under the spell of terror organisations on the look-out for new recruits.
Evidence shows that the senator's comments on the burden of children with disability are misleading.
There are plenty of apps that people with autism can use for learning, play and communication. Not all are designed with autism in mind, so what can we learn from any online user feedback?
Brain chemicals could explain some of these experiences, but so could bullying and social isolation.
More than a third of GPs have had no training on autism.
Improving the lives of people with autism through technology has benefits for us all and encourages society to take a more inclusive view of disability
A noisy environment can be hell for a person with autism. On the plus side, they are more likely to have perfect pitch than a non-autistic person.
People tell each other stories every day about the things they've seen and done. For many children with autism, this kind of personal narrative doesn't come easily. Here's how parents can help.
The introduction of a new Muppet on Sesame Street represents an encouraging cultural shift in the portrayal of characters with autism. But there is still a way to go.
Early intervention for children with autism just got earlier.
Why a common sense approach is needed when it comes to autism and primary school tests.
New research underscores the importance of positive touch in infancy.
Speaking on the ABC program Insiders, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson suggested there are tests available to see if children will have an adverse reaction to vaccinations. We asked three experts.
Donald Trump claims that there is a tremendous increase in the number of people with autism. Is he right?
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Autistic defendants and prisoners are suffering at the hands of an out of date criminal justice system.