Expectant mothers who take the epilepsy drug valproate may face an unexpected side effect: an increased risk of autism for their babies. Two experts weigh in on a new study.
With each new gene discovered, the understanding of autism grows. Take a look at the state of the science — and what it means for parents and kids.
Learn why stereotypes don’t fit people with autism any better than they fit the rest of us.
As the number of autism cases has risen, so has the amount of misinformation. Separating fact from fiction makes a world of difference for anxious parents.
Signs of autism are usually spotted in the first three years of life — and early intervention can be key in treatment. An autism expert talks about what signs to look for in your little one.
Interacting with someone who is “different” can be tough even for adults. No wonder kids don’t always get it right.
Due to the patient’s other medical condition, fixing a heart defect becomes a special challenge to a surgeon. The story of how precision surgery and robotics saved the day.
As understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has grown, so has parents’ anxiety. ASD reflects a wide range of problems and functional abilities. Learn what is and is not on the autism spectrum.
Autism is like many other conditions or disorders — the earlier you find it, the better the care you can provide. Doctors are beginning to look for signs of autism in children at younger ages.