Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, is a developmental disorder that affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others. About 1 in 68 children in the United States has autism. Here's the latest news on autism and possible treatments for the condition.
Pregnant women who have high levels of a byproduct from the banned insecticide DDT in their bodies may be more likely to have a child with autism, a new study finds.
A growing number of clinical trials are looking into whether compounds in marijuana can be used to treat some of the symptoms of autism.
The percentage of kids with autism in the United States continues to rise, according to a new report.
WASHINGTON — Humans and many other animals express a range of social behaviors, from cooperation to aggression.
There is no evidence that fidget spinners offer any benefits for ADHD, autism or anxiety, a small new review study reveals.
A new machine learning program can predict, in 6-month-old babies, which ones will go on to develop autism, researchers report.
A 101-year-old drug that is often used to treat people in Africa with parasitic infections may help ease some of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in children, a new study finds.
The real threat for those with autism is not vaccines but rather the proposed changes to Obamacare, which could reduce services for people with the condition.
Brain scans of infants as young as 6 months old may be able to predict whether a child will develop autism, a new study suggests.
A detailed new map of the human brain's outer layer identifies nearly 100 brain areas that have not been previously reported, according to a new study.
Regulations restricting research on MDMA, the active substance in the drug ecstasy, should be relaxed, two neuroscientists argue.
A new programmable robot toy named Leka is uniquely designed to interact with and engage children with special needs, particularly children on the autism spectrum.
Autism spectrum disorder affects a person's ability to communicate, interact with others and behave appropriately in social situations.