A gene mutation that causes problems for neural stem cells – the building blocks of the brain – could be corrected by adding carnitine.
The outlook can be bleak for people with ASD who have difficulty navigating the stressful work world. A trial project in Connecticut sought to find a new way to help them become truly independent.
Many girls with autism go undiagnosed, perhaps because they're good at camouflaging their autistic traits.
The way children are assessed for special educational needs is still a postcode lottery.
One of the great and enduring mysteries of autism is what causes the brain to develop so differently.
A recent survey of paediatricians found they often lacked enough information to accurately diagnose an Autism Spectrum Disorder in children.
A recent review of studies has shown that mindfulness meditation helps people with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder reduce their mental and physical problems.
Autism has gone from a rare disorder to one that affects one in 68 children in a few decades.
In the age of the human genome, it's tempting to think genetic research could solve every disease and disorder.
Technologies that predict the possibility of a neurological disorder have the weight of affecting conceptions of not just “what” these children have but “who” these children will become.
People with autism spectrum disorder don't get the same benefits from socialising with other people. So why force them to with methods that aren't true to life anyway?
The decision about whether to say a 'person with autism' or an 'autistic person' is never clear cut.
In our study, it was the comparison groups of children who showed a visual learning style, not the children with autism.
The epigenetic 'musicians' that play our genomes in different ways might help us understand the causes of autism.
Out research showed that motor skills in 7-month-old babies predicted the rate of language development in children that went on to develop autism spectrum disorder.
A survey of more than 1,000 parents has discovered huge variation in the time it takes to diagnose, and get help, for children.
Microsoft has joined those firms making efforts to hire autistic people – hardly surprising, with the benefits that could bring.
A review has been announced into school policies in Canberra after it was reported that a school was restraining a child with Autism in a cage-like structure.
Temple Grandin is perhaps the world's foremost advocate on autism. But before she became famous, she was an awkward young girl who found solace in Mr. Spock's logical world view in TV's Star Trek.
A diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is based solely on behaviour and is usually diagnosed by age four.