A new study finds some surprising gaps in the health care received by children and teens with autism. Despite seeing many specialists, they are more likely to skip routine physical exams and vaccines than their peers without autism.
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Antipsychotic drugs have become something of a "go-to" treatment for the most severe behavior in autism. They're prescribed frequently to children and adults. What are the risks and benefits?
Mark was becoming more aggressive and distracted. What was happening to this 9-year-old with autism? (Part 1 of a two-part series on depression.)
In the hunt for knowledge about autism, scientists have looked for clues in our genes and the environment. A new project will provide an unusual resource for autism research by combining information about people's genes and medical histories into one database.
The large wave of children diagnosed with autism in the 1990s are becoming adults and leaving their pediatricians. Are health care providers who treat adults ready for them? How well-trained are they in adult autism?
The Kaiser Permanente Autism Research Program has been using information provided by families in Northern California to research a variety of important concerns.