Ability to infer other's thoughts seems important for religious belief.
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.
A simple test previously used in relation to preterm infants and cerebral palsy may aid in predicting autism.
Women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to birth a child with Asperger’s disorder or some other form of autism, suggests a new study.
A mother's health during pregnancy might affect her child's chances of having autism or developmental delays, a new study suggests.
The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders in the United States continues to rise.
The discredited idea that the mercury used in vaccines may lead to autism has led to reductions in vaccine rates and increases in cases of preventable diseases.
Infants who later were diagnosed with autism showed different patterns of brain activity than those not later diagnosed with the condition.
Scientists need to stop always viewing the characteristics of autism as flaws that need to be corrected.
Researchers have created a new mouse model for autism that could aid in the development of therapies for the disorder.