The loss of 21 genes on chromosome 3 may substantially raise the risk of autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
An auditory therapy may improve autistic people’s emotional control and help them feel safe enough to engage with the world.
Autistic people are four times as likely to experience depression over the course of their lives as their neurotypical peers. Yet researchers know little about why, or how best to help.
Although many children with autism want to engage with peers, their emotional difficulties often get in the way of their relationships.
Repetitive behaviors such as hand-flapping and spinning may give autistic people a sense of control; instead of discouraging these behaviors, therapists should address triggers upsetting to autistic people.
A law implemented four years ago has made it difficult for Dutch children in some regions to have access to mental health care.
Clinical psychologist Adam Guastella is driven to develop treatments that work for all autistic people — and to throw birthday parties for a few of those people.
Adults with autism tend to have a different set of psychiatric conditions than do those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.