Women who receive epidural anesthesia during labor have an elevated chance of having a child with autism, a new study has found. But it is too soon for doctors to recommend against epidurals, experts say.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Protecting the privacy of autistic people and their families faces new challenges in the era of big data.
Less than 9 percent of autistic adolescents in the United States receive the recommended guidance on the transition from pediatric to adult healthcare.
Young people with autism receive more mental health services, more consistent primary care and less gynecological or urgent care than their neurotypical peers.
High rates of intellectual disability among Black autistic children may reflect diagnostic delays.
Children younger than age 5 and Black and Hispanic children on the spectrum experience the most financial hardships.
A new survey shows that children with autism or other developmental disabilities in the United States are at least twice as likely to have asthma as their neurotypical peers are.
Autism prevalence differs between Latino and white children in part due to structural inequalities within the U.S. education and healthcare systems. Social workers are in a prime position to help.