Teens with autism may be especially vulnerable to bullying, researchers said.
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.
Exposure to even low levels of flame retardants may impact the brain of a developing fetus, possibly contributing to autism risk, researchers say.
Children of women who experience fevers during pregnancy may have a greater risk of autism and other developmental disorders.
Researchers are now investigating oxytocin's potential as a therapy for a variety of psychiatric illnesses.
Scientists had hoped to find genes that played large roles in autism, but that search has been frustrating, researchers said.
The British Medical Journal publishes the final part of journalist Brian Deer's investigation into the autism-vaccine controversy.
The percentage of U.S. kids with autism continues to rise, with the latest estimate showing the highest numbers yet.
Vaccines can cause seizures, brain inflammation, and fainting, but such reactions are rare, according to a new report on vaccine safety.
Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who first proposed a link between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and autism is suing the British Medical Journal.