Women who have raised a child with autism may have the ability to spot subtle signs of the condition in their grandchildren.
Electroconvulsive therapy is far more beneficial—and banal—than its torturous reputation suggests.
Two decades ago, a group of well-connected, politically savvy families launched a world-leading research center—and fueled a debate over whether autism can and should be cured.
Historically, science has scorned single-subject trials, but parents’ at-home experiments with their kids may drive autism research forward.
Desperate for therapies, parents of kids on the spectrum are sinking thousands of dollars into footbaths, detoxifying diets, and psychics.
Parents are going where scientists fear to tread to calm their children’s autism and epilepsy symptoms.
“Applied behavioral analysis” teaches social skills through unrelenting drills—which some say forces people on the spectrum to hide who they are.
Virtual job interviews and office support groups are bucking the trend of underemployment for people on the spectrum.
Research on the extreme ends of perception could help explain why the disorder makes communication so difficult.
A globetrotting quest to understand the overlap may lead to treatments for both.
Despite popular belief, white kids aren't the only ones on the spectrum.
Terms like “low-functioning” are short on nuance and long on stigma.
Cautionary tales from researchers’ past mistakes
Researchers are studying how infections during pregnancy may affect fetal brain development.
Researchers have begun to understand what the two conditions have in common.
Scientists are still puzzling out how savantism relates to a person’s likelihood of being on the spectrum.