Autistic defendants and prisoners are suffering at the hands of an out of date criminal justice system.
Some people are good at understanding the emotions of others but not at feeling them or commenting on them. So can we teach people the parts they lack?
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.
They gamble less with their hearts than their heads.
Most of us learn to tie our shoelaces, dress ourselves and eat with cutlery with relative ease. But for children with dyspraxia, these tasks are incredibly difficult to master.
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.
The term APD describes several disorders that result in a breakdown in the listening process. It is most common in primary school, affecting more than 5% of children.
Men and women experience autism differently, which shows something revealing about where autistic characteristics may come from.
Some toddlers are unable to walk with their whole foot on the ground. This should be checked out by a health professional.
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.
Saturday, April 2, is World Autism Day. Many individuals with extraordinary ability have been found to have autism. Researchers have now found that many child prodigies have an autistic relative.
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.
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.
Parents need to be pushier and demand private school places for their children.
In some cases, clinicians recommend special diets; in others, they're instigated by parents eager to find anything that may help their child.