Scores of parents abandon mainstream autism treatments to pursue Son-Rise, an intense, expensive — and unproven — behavioral therapy.
Efforts to ease the symptoms of autism are beginning to ramp up, with promising candidates in various stages of testing.
Some drugs used to treat epilepsy may harm children who are exposed to them in the womb or through breast milk.
Music therapy does not alleviate autism features, according to a large international study.
Microscopic balls of brain and blood vessel cells mimic the barrier that protects the brain from foreign invaders.
People with autism who have a mood disorder or sleep problems are more likely to be admitted to inpatient psychiatric units than those who do not have one of these other conditions.
Turning on a set of neurons that dampen brain activity improves social behavior in a mouse model of autism; turning off neurons that excite brain activity does the same thing.
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