From 25 to 30 percent of people with autism speak few or no words. Despite an increase in overall autism research, why do we know so little about them?
The different subtypes of autism became a hot topic of discussion in 2017. What did autism researchers learn? Read the Autism Science Foundation's year in review.
Can therapeutic horseback riding help children with autism connect to a larger world?
Children are being diagnosed with autism at earlier ages than a generation ago, but still not as soon as they can be. Early diagnosis is important because it leads to early intervention, which lessens the challenges of autism. Find out how to seek a diagnosis and intervention for a child suspected of having autism.
How many people shed their autism diagnosis, either for another diagnosis or no diagnosis at all? What do the largest studies say, and why do parents believe their children lost an autism diagnosis? Their answers may surprise you.
Science saw big advances in 2015 like new numbers on how many people have autism and how early they are diagnosed, as well major legislative changes which provide money for autism research. There were also scientific advances that moved the needle towards improvements to understanding autism and helping those who are affected.
Dr. Ami Klin, director of the Marcus Autism Center, is one of the top researchers studying the first signs of autism in infants and toddlers. In this recorded webinar, Dr. Klin discusses the challenges and solutions for the early diagnosis of ASD and the critical role of early diagnosis and intervention in improving the symptoms of autism.
Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and IAN have published a study that addresses two questions: Do Omega-3 fatty acids reduce hyperactivity in children with ASD? Is it possible to test low-risk therapies via the Internet to reduce the time and costs involved?
Over the years, I’ve run into many absorbing, amazing, heartbreaking, and life-affirming films involving individuals with autism, their families, and the world at large. Included in my favorites are the films by Dan Habib. Don't miss these short films.
Dr. Wendy Chung, director of clinical research at the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, presented What We Know About Autism at a TED2014 conference. Listen to what she had to say.