Watch Video Related to Diagnosing AutismA simple questionaire can diagnose your 1-year-old. Credit: Getty Images
A five minute, 24-question test could help determine if your child is at risk for autism at the age of 1.Time repor...A five minute, 24-question test could help determine if your child is at risk for autism at the age of one.
People who are both epileptic and autistic have an 800 percent higher chance of dying than people who just have one or the other. Credit: Getty Images Epilepsy and autism. Either condition, by itself, is a raw deal. Together, however...Doctors stress importance of early diagnoses.
Blow Bubbles 4 Autism wants to set a new world record. Credit: AP It was four years ago that 34,529 people in England all blew bubbles at the same time. That's a world record, but it won't be much longer. Isabelle Mosca is dete...Autism advocates try to set new world record for blowing bubbles.
Watch Videos Related to AutismA recent study suggests the potential for wandering may be more dire in children with autism who have a tendency to flee. Credit: Getty Images It's Autism Month and two new studies shine the spotlight o...For parents of a child with autism, challenges loom larger. But there's hope.
Watch a video on how autism can be treated.Credit: Getty Images Moms of kids with autism usually try everything under the sun -- from medications to diets to behavioral therapies -- to help their kids. But there's new guidance in th...There's new guidance in the world of autism treatment: While medications can be a mixed bag, behavioral interventions can help -- a lot.
Credit: CafePress.com In honor of April's Autism Awareness month, CafePress.com is featuring merchandise in support of the condition. A portion of the proceeds from these autism-themed products will be donated to Autism Speaks, an auti...In honor of April's Autism Awareness month, CafePress.com is featuring merchandise in support of Autism.
Kids with autism learn life and business skills by running their own coffee shop. Credit: Getty Images Across the country, parents of children with autism regularly battle local school districts to secure the best possible education fo...At a New Jersey middle school, children with autism or multiple learning disabilities step out of the classroom and into the business world on Friday mornings when they run their own coffee shop.
There appears to be a big drop off in the use of services for young adults with autism after they graduate from high school. Credit: John Dowland, Getty Images If your child has been identified as having an autism...The use of these autism support services by young adults with spectrum disorders appears to decline after high school, according to a new report.
Does an autism diagnosis warrant a different school? Credit: Getty Images Should children with autism have schools of their own? New Jersey Governor Chris Christie thinks so. But not everyone agrees. The New Yo...New Jersey Governor Chris Christie thinks so. But not everyone agrees.
Pregnant women living near freeways were almost twice as likely to have a child later diagnosed with autism, the neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in social interaction and communication. The freeway hypothesis sounds reaso...Despite media attention, this study doesn't deliver much.
The timing of pregnancies could affect autism odds. Credit: Getty Images More fuel to throw on the burning autism debate: A new study says how closely together children are born may play a role. Second children who are conceived with...Second children who are conceived within a year of their older sibling's birth were more than three times more likely to be diagnosed with autism, according to a study.
Parents with autistic children can hit the movies with their kids at Sensory Friendly Films screenings. Credit: Getty Images There may be a "Silence is Golden" policy at the AMC movie theater chain, but this weekend certain moviegoe...Autism Society, AMC have partnered to screen new movies for autisic children.
With the retraction of the MMR-autism study, there is no scientific evidence linking the two. Credit: Getty If you're one of the increasing number of parents who cite "conscientious objection" to have the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR...A new report shows link between vaccines and autism was actually an elaborate hoax.
A group of New York students with "learning disabilities" have their supposedly talented and gifted counterparts eating humble pie these days. This David and Goliath story illustrates what many parents of kids with autism and Asperger's syndrome...You really don't want to get into a trivia contest with kids who have Asperger's syndrome.