Many African children with autism are hidden away at home — sometimes tied up, almost always undiagnosed. Efforts to bring the condition into the open are only just beginning.
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
Asking people with autism and their families about the challenges they face could help researchers test treatments for the condition.
A pruning protein reshapes neurons, culture should be a consideration in trials of autism treatments, and another U.S. state adds autism to the list of indications for medical cannabis.
Anxiety may exacerbate social communication problems in children with autism — and not the other way around.
Register for the next Spectrum webinar, featuring Mayada Elsabbagh, who will discuss autism research in an international context.
The play dexterously depicts the struggles — sensory and social — of four characters who occupy distinct places on the autism spectrum.
Having failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Congress is now working on a tax overhaul for the United States — which could also have major effects on health policy.
Adults on the spectrum explain the problem with eye contact, experts offer tips for students with autism considering college, and men with autism respond differently to the “smell of fear.”
Cultural barriers lead clinicians to misdiagnose or miss children with autism in immigrant communities.
Older men and women are more likely than young ones to have a child with autism, but this connection is not straightforward.
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