James Best took his son Sam, who has autism, on a six-month journey to Africa. The lessons learnt may encourage a slightly riskier approach to parenting and education for some children with autism.
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.
Can disturbed sleep patterns have an impact on a child’s ability to acquire language and vocabulary?
Autistic defendants and prisoners are suffering at the hands of an out of date criminal justice system.
One of the big questions in autism research is whether autism is a single disorder or many different disorders that happen to present in the same way.
Autism first began to be routinely diagnosed in children in the 70s. It is only now that we are beginning to understand how the condition changes with age.
New research shows macaques can show autism-like behaviour.
Teachers' lack of confidence in supporting students with autism calls for a better understanding of the disorder and how it may affect learning.
Summer can likely be full of activities that you do with your child. Here's what research shows on how to boost your child's creativity.
Informal early support through intervention programs helps parents understand their child's newly diagnosed disability. But what will happen when, under the NDIS, these services no longer exist?
There's no 'one size fits all' approach. But a lot of little things – from colors to appliance noise – can make a big difference.
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.