Research on the subject may be limited, but children and adults with autism do not need to suffer silently with an anxiety disorder. Learn about anxiety treatments – medications and cognitive behavior therapy – for people on the spectrum with anxiety.
Autism therapies and treatments
IAN’s Survey Results Viewer allows you to view charts and graphs of the results of some of the surveys that families and individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) completed as participants in IAN Research.
This year, autism research saw a much bigger focus on family members of those with autism, particularly siblings. The goal of these studies is to understand the genetic and biological nature of autism so that help can be provided not just to those with a diagnosis, but to family members.
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?
Will this work? Many parents wonder that before investing in a new autism therapy. Our blog has some resources for finding the answers.
Watch this video to learn why it is important for families and individuals with autism to join in so we can all understand more about autism’s causes, treatments, and therapies.
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.
Children with autism often share an unusual relationship to sound, either ignoring or fearing it. Scientists have many questions about it. Chief among them: What causes sound sensitivity in autism and what treatments work? How does this affect someone's ability to engage in everyday life?
Sarah, 12, arrived in a psychiatric unit wearing a helmet to protect her when she banged her head. She frequently hit, bit herself, and refused to eat. She couldn't communicate. Previous hospital and residential treatment stays failed to help her. Was the potent mix of puberty and her severe autism to blame?
The headline was, as headlines should be, attention-grabbing: "UC Davis Autism Study: Early Intervention Helped 86% of Toddlers." But what did that really mean?