Not every child with mental health difficulties has a diagnosis. An approach that focuses on symptoms rather than diagnostic labels can help support children who could benefit from treatment.
Early interventions might help protect autistic children from anxiety disorders in adulthood.
To successfully treat people with stem cells, you first need to know which cells are faulty.
This simple strategy could help your child safely negotiate dangerous situations such as getting lost in a public place or discovering a firearm.
Mathematics researchers have developed a technique for detecting autism that could eventually make a diagnostic process faster and less stressful for children and families.
Australians should be concerned about any shift to an intelligence model that is based on the introduction of greater powers on the one hand, and less oversight and governance on the other.
Our increasing connectivity and reliance on information technology is a vulnerability being targeted by two key threats: cyber attacks and the subversion of our democratic institutions.
Autism and vitamin D: an in-depth look at what the new study actually found.
As awareness of Asperger’s syndrome has risen within popular consciousness and culture, it has faded from clinical use.
Imagine a collaboratively-designed smartphone app that could provide cues to an autistic individual – about the emotional state of people they are communicating with.
Early intervention is key to treating autism, but how is a family to know which quirky childhood behaviours might be symptoms? An educational psychologist explains.
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.
Because the world can look different to a child on the autism spectrum.
Malcolm Turnbull has announced an expert panel to undertake a broad review of Australia’s intelligence agencies over the next few months.
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.
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.
A synthetic version of the hormone oxytocin has been shown to improve social responsiveness among some children with autism.
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?