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CDC: Child Autism Rate Now 1 in 45 After Survey Method Changes November 13, 2015

The number differs based on new questions parents were asked about their children

Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism: Study November 03, 2015

Preschoolers, teens on the spectrum are more likely than peers to be overweight, obese

Oxytocin 'Love Hormone' Nasal Spray Shows Promise in Kids With Autism October 27, 2015

Small Australian trial suggests it could boost social skills; larger U.S. trials are planned, expert says

Scientists Explore Role of 'Love Hormone' in Boosting Social Ties October 26, 2015

Oxytocin linked to marijuana-like molecule in the brain, study says

Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery September 21, 2015

Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role

Breast-Feeding Tied to Better Emotion Perception in Some Infants September 14, 2015

Those at risk for autism showed more social development in small study, but experts said more research is needed

Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk, Study Suggests September 14, 2015

Spacing of less than 2 years, or waiting 6 or more years linked to raised odds, but much more research needed

ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids September 14, 2015

This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say

Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls September 04, 2015

Study also found gender differences in brains of children with the disorder

Cutting-Edge Gene Tests May Improve Management of Autism September 01, 2015

Results could help personalize care, experts say

Social Skills Program for Young Adults With Autism Shows Promise August 06, 2015

PEERS involves patients and caregivers to maintain social support and guidance

Autism Care Costs Could Hit $500 Billion by 2025: Study July 29, 2015

Researchers stress need for research to find better interventions, treatments, to lower future spending

Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life July 27, 2015

Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism, Early Study Finds July 22, 2015

Levels of vasopressin associated with 'theory of mind' tasks in children with ASD

Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too July 17, 2015

Study finds that depression levels in mothers drop when fathers engage in caretaking

Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study July 02, 2015

Kids with ASDs didn't change their sniff response when odors were unpleasant

Superior Visual Ability Found Early in Children With Autism June 11, 2015

Researchers suggest above-average perception at 9 months might be a clue to the disorder

Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk June 09, 2015

Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism June 05, 2015

These interventions are often tied to too little, or too much of certain nutrients, study finds

Autism Linked to Higher Smog Levels, Study Says June 05, 2015

But no mechanism explains the link so far, and one expert expressed skepticism

Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism May 22, 2015

Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds

Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life May 15, 2015

Those who can clean house and make meals more likely to be employed, study says

Adults With Autism Fare Poorly in Job Interviews, Study Finds May 14, 2015

Impaired communication skills may be apparent even in those deemed 'high-functioning'

Common Sports, Hobbies Often Popular Among People With Autism May 13, 2015

Study undercuts notion that these individuals only focus on specialized pursuits

Girls With Autism Fare Worse Than Boys, Study Finds May 13, 2015

Though they are far less likely to to be diagnosed with the disorder, their behavioral differences are worse

Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls May 13, 2015

Finding might lead to improvements in how disorder is diagnosed, treated based on sex, researcher says

Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids May 01, 2015

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

Milder Autism Typically Diagnosed Later in Girls April 28, 2015

They're more likely to show social awkwardness rather than physical symptoms, study finds

Training Programs for Parents Tied to Better Behavior in Kids With Autism April 21, 2015

Behavior management strategies seemed to make a difference, study found

Many Young Adults With Autism Face Unemployment, Isolation April 21, 2015

Report highlights need for more services for this age group

Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link April 21, 2015

Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder

Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Concerns About Autism in Young Kids: Study April 15, 2015

Research suggests that needless delays in diagnosis, treatment, occur as a result

Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk April 15, 2015

Future research will examine more families, different occupations

Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism? April 14, 2015

High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says

Brain Scans May Predict Language Skills in Kids With Autism April 09, 2015

But research is still preliminary, expert says

Autism Tied to Higher Risk for Gut Troubles in Children March 25, 2015

In study, kids with the behavioral disorder were more prone to symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation

Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls March 25, 2015

Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder

IVF Kids May Have Higher Odds of Autism, Study Finds March 19, 2015

But multiple births, mother's age may account for the increased risk, researchers say

Autism-Linked Genes May Be Tied to Slightly Higher IQ March 12, 2015

Those with genes associated with the disorder scored slightly higher on thinking tests, study finds

'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study February 13, 2015

Brain scans also reveal apparent lack of social recognition during video play, researchers say

Program for 1-Year-Olds Tries to Lessen Autism's Impact February 06, 2015

Parents taught to work on concerning behaviors before diagnosis

Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study January 28, 2015

20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say

Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds January 26, 2015

Only one-third of siblings with autism shared similar genetic variations, researchers say

Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism January 22, 2015

Research suggests an effect for at-risk babies, but more study is needed, expert says

Those With Autism May Have Unique Brain Connections, Study Shows January 19, 2015

Brains of people without the disorder show similar patterns, possibly because of shared social experiences

Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups January 12, 2015

Typical behaviors often exceed atypical ones and mislead clinicians in brief assessments, study finds

Can Pets Help Boost Social Skills for Kids With Autism? January 05, 2015

Study finds slight evidence that family pets boost social skills in children with the disorder

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk December 18, 2014

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Study Shows December 10, 2014

But researchers stress it does not cause developmental disorder

Holidays Can Be Sensory Overload for Kids With Autism November 23, 2014

Expert offers tips for parents on how to help children stay calm during hustle and bustle of the season