Acceptance, inclusion, and honoring differences are more important than ever.
April is Autism Acceptance Month and Guinness World Records is proud to highlight two incredible young record holders on the autism spectrum, Sanaa Hiremath and Auldin Maxwell, guinnessworldrecords.com wrote.
Autism is considered a developmental health concern, affecting social interaction in varying degrees. Appearing to have a "lack of empathy" — the ability to understand and share the feelings of another — could be a sign you have autism.
Autism signs are caused by problems with social communication and interactions, and it can affect anyone around the world. These are three of the most common warning signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children and adults to watch out for — and when to see a doctor for an autism test.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition that researchers are now tracing back to prenatal development, even though the disorder is not diagnosed until at least 18 months of age. A new study now shows in human brain cells that the atypical development starts at the very earliest stages of brain organization, at the level of individual brain cells.
Toddlers with autism have unusually strong connections between sensory areas of the brain, according to a new study. And the stronger the connections, the more pronounced a child’s autism traits tend to be.
Giving beneficial bacteria to stressed mothers during the equivalent of the third trimester of pregnancy prevents an autism-like disorder in their offspring, according to a new animal study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.
A collaboration between scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina and clinicians at the Greenwood Genetic Center has yielded new findings about how a particular gene might regulate brain development.
Researchers have found a new method that could help detect autism spectrum disorder months or even years before symptoms appear. Earlier diagnosis of the condition could help children get interventions earlier and avoid problems like social and communication challenges.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Monday issued its first new autism treatment guidelines in 12 years aimed at helping doctors identify at-risk children and getting them the care they need as early as possible.