Vaccinations have saved countless lives and untold suffering, even though many adults still believe vaccines are bad for their children.
Vaccines have long been considered safe, but many people still believe they are not. A new study shows that people who think they know more than medical experts are more likely to believe that vaccine are not safe.
Choosing which languages to teach children in a multilingual family is a tough question.
Parents of autistic children are often encouraged to stick with one language at home - even if they speak several. But should they?
Anxiety can drive obsessions and resistance to change.
Even though people with autism are more likely to think about concrete stuff rather than abstract feelings, anxiety still exists and, if not recognised, can cause significant problems.
Autistic people have an elevated risk of homelessness, according to a new study.
Marius Wernig, Thomas C. Südhof and their colleagues created these “Induced neuronal (iN) cells” from adult human blood cells.
Figuring out what causes diseases like autism, schizophrenia and depression is tricky. Now Stanford University researchers are turning blood into brain cells to study these diseases in a dish.
Pregnant women should be reassured that eating fish is good for their baby and is very unlikely to cause autism.
Many autistic women may be missing out on a diagnosis, new study reveals.
Alek Minassian (second from left in this courtroom sketch) is accused of driving a van into pedestrians along a stretch of a busy Toronto street on Monday April 23, 2018.
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The evidence indicates that having autism spectrum disorder actually reduces the risk of violence.
Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte at a hospital in Normandy, ahead of the launch of a new autism strategy.
France has launched a new autism plan – but why does the country lag behind in its provisions for the condition?
The cast of ABC TV’s Employable Me.
Employable Me is being touted as the feel good TV series of 2018. But will it make any difference to how employers approach jobseekers with disabilities?
The message from autistic activists is clear: “nothing about us without us”.
When non-autistic people take the lead on autism research, support and advocacy without input from autistic people, we risk of getting the message wrong and missing key parts of the picture.
Using antipsychotics off licence is causing more problems than it solves.
Do autistic children need social skills interventions in school?
Multiple studies have found links between vitamin D and autism, but nothing is conclusive yet.
Autism and vitamin D: an in-depth look at what the new study actually found.
In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association stopped using the clinical term Asperger’s syndrome, grouping the condition with other forms of autism under the term ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder.’
As awareness of Asperger's syndrome has risen within popular consciousness and culture, it has faded from clinical use.
Only 16% of adults with autism are in full-time work.
Dyslexia affects up to 10% of the population, but until recently it was thought to be a pseudo-medical diagnosis used by parents to explain their children’s poor performance in reading.
New research reveals that the highest rates of depression are seen in individuals with autism who have above average intelligence.
This is different to the general population, where lower intelligence is linked to higher rates of depression.
New research reveals the burden of depression on individuals with autism, and that depression rates are higher among those with above average IQ.
An exaggerated immune response during pregnancy, known as ‘maternal immune activation’, could be detrimental to the fetus.
Certain mechanisms that occur as a result of an immune response during an illness in pregnancy could impact a child's brain development. And more studies are showing a relationship between the two.
‘Biomusic’ technology collects autonomic nervous system signals, such as heart rate, through a wearable sensor and maps them to sound.
Imagine a collaboratively-designed smartphone app that could provide cues to an autistic individual -- about the emotional state of people they are communicating with.