Five scientists describe the biggest challenges they face in solving sleep problems in people with autism.
Even short programs with a focus on mental health can train community health workers to help children with autism in Ethiopia and elsewhere.
Exposure to certain types of light at night may exacerbate sleep issues among people with autism.
Children with autism who have sleep problems are often distracted, hyperactive, irritable and aggressive.
Autism researchers and funding agencies should turn their attention to sleep in autism — and its many connections to health, mood and behavior.
Giving the autism community a voice in research means engaging in meaningful dialogue, not just making token gestures.
Adults who have autism speak with unusual emphases and tone, but their speech still conveys the intended emotions.
To effectively screen for suicidality in people with autism, we need to learn how to ask questions that lead to real answers.
Honey bees that fail certain social tests have genetic profiles similar to those of people with autism.
Some genes linked to autism regulate the production of proteins at neuronal junctions, suggesting that disrupted protein synthesis contributes to the condition.
Sex education in schools needs to be adapted for teens on the spectrum so they can approach relationships in a way that is safe, confident and healthy.
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