A Florida teen who has earned more than 70 merit badges, led 50 Boy Scouts and adult volunteers in an effort to beautify a special needs facility in his community Saturday, FloridaToday.com reported.
Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.
A growing movement to find work for autistic people is helping some start their own businesses.
New research has found that the brains of children with autism are relatively inflexible at switching from task to task, correlating to behaviors characteristic of the disorder.
Dusty Sweeney faces more obstacles than the average 16 year old. Diagnosed with autism at age 2, Dusty has limited verbal communication skills, and he will likely never be able to live on his own...
In a new study from California, children with an autism spectrum disorder were more likely to have mothers who lived close to fields treated with certain pesticides during pregnancy.
My son was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome nearly five years ago. I made the decision to wait to discuss it with him until he was nearly nine years old, about a year after his diagnosis,...
The cost of supporting people with autism spectrum disorders throughout their lives could be as high as $2.4 million per person, according to a new estimate.
Exposure to environmental pollution may cause brain changes that make people more vulnerable to developing autism or schizophrenia, according to a new study published in Environmental Heath...
Several years ago, my child was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Our pediatric neuropsychologist suggested we wait to talk about it with our son, who was then nearly eight.