Researchers have identified 46 genes that can disrupt a process that is critical to early brain development. The finding could help scientists find new treatments for disorders including autism.
A study tested approximately 500 children between 16 and 30 months of age with an automated device monitoring their eye movements to determine what the children looked at and what they did not — to help diagnose autism as early as possible.
Getting haircuts was one of Jackson's biggest fears. But one barber's patience and creativity made the ordeal something he now looks forward to.
One North Carolina family's six-figure medical bill came from a state hospital. The attorney general, who is running for governor and says he's against high medical costs, tried to collect the debt.
The Mississippi man known as "Case 1" was the first person to be diagnosed with autism. Triplett was the subject of a book and documentary titled In a Different Key and many medical journal articles.
Jazz Hands for Autism is a Southern California-based nonprofit that provides music training, vocational development and job placement assistance for musicians with autism.
Children from Georgia to California often wait months — and in many cases more than a year — to get a diagnosis and then receive specialized treatment services for Autism. Therapies that can cost $40,000 or more a year are especially out of reach for families who don’t have insurance or have high-deductible health plans.
Dr. Mai Pham left a corporate career to spark change in a system that is failing millions of Americans with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
This summer, Code Switch is laser-focused on books that teach us about freedom. Today, we're in conversation with a romance novelist whose own identity helped inform a rich cast of characters.
COVID has made life for people with autism more difficult because the pandemic directly affects social functioning and everyday routines. But individuals on the spectrum have also experienced pleasant changes
When schools closed last spring, children with severe mental illnesses were cut off from the services they'd come to rely on. Many have since spiraled into emergency rooms and even police custody.
For Meghan Roberts, a dog is mom’s best friend. That’s because her son has autism.
Since the 1960s, the crew at "Sesame Street" has helped generations of kids learn their numbers and ABC's. They also have explored tougher topics,...
You might recognize Naia Izumi if you're from Columbus, Georgia. Izumi is winner of NPR's 2018 Tiny Desk Contest. He started playing guitar when he was...
It’s been seven months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Blackouts continue. Utility crews on the island are still in emergency restoration...