Imagine trying to make new friends when you have a tough time understanding body language or figures of speech. This is the challenge for children with autism — but parents can help.
A study related to children with autism, large head size and a genetic mutation sheds light on brain development — and offers a road map for future therapy and research.
A joke, a laugh, subtle body language — understanding these social cues doesn’t come easily for people with autism.
Aggression toward a sibling or classmate. Self injury. Wandering off without warning. Many children with autism exhibit this challenging behavior. What can parents do?
When aggression, self-injury or other symptoms get in the way of your child’s social and academic development, medications offer extra help.
Nearly a year ago, the world of autism diagnosis changed. Find answers to five common questions about what the changes mean for your child.
More American children than ever have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis: one out of every 68 children, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Autism diagnosis numbers are higher than ever. Find out how many kids are on the autism spectrum — and what the numbers say.
With the right training and planning — tailored to their capabilities — teens can find a path to a job and, in some cases, college.