As many as one third of U.S. children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) don't get behavioral or medication treatment to help them manage their neurodevelopmental challenges.
Results of a nationwide survey of parents suggest autism spectrum disorders affect about 2.5 percent of children — 1.5 million kids — in the United States.
Autism has been linked to genetic and environmental factors, such as zinc deficiency. A new study provides more information about the zinc-autism connection.
Young adults with autism are more likely to have depression than those without autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a Swedish study.
According to a British study, polycystic ovary syndrome increases a woman’s risk for having a child with autism.
Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes all increase a woman’s risk of having a child with an autism, according to this study.
Babies whose eyes react more strongly than normal to bright light have a higher risk of being diagnosed with autism than those whose eyes react normally to light, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
A report from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention indicates that prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in the United States increased 15 percent from 2012 to 2014.
This recent study found that long-term use of the pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy can lead to neurodevelopmental problems.
Research shows some avoid eye contact because it causes anxiety rather than because they lack empathy.