autism spectrum

More than Prenatal Genetics: The Search for Autism’s Origins

Guest post by pediatric neurologist Martha Herbert, of Harvard Medical Scho... More...

Your Dollars@Work: Investigating Early Influences on Autism Risk

Guest post by genetic epidemiologist Christine Ladd-Acosta. In her r... More...

Autism Research at the Intersection of Genomic Discovery and Big Data

By Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Robert Ring... More...

Adult with Autism Overeats to Self Soothe, Seeks Healthier Approach

“This is a question about me. Some of us on ... More...

A Parent Wonders: Are New Repetitive Behaviors OCD or ‘Just Autism’

“Our 25-year-old son, diagnosed with PDD-NOS, has always had some repetitive behaviors. Lately, though, he's wanting to redo things such as getting undressed or showering right after he's done. He’ll insist we back... More...

Help! 10 Year Old with Autism Gorges Till He Throws Up

Advice on breaking the cycle from specialists in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network

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Autism and Social Acceptance: The Importance of Table Manners

“We heard autism educator Peter Gerhardt talk about how important table manners are for social acceptance. Our 17 year old has come a long way in other aspects of his social life. But he still grabs food almost before it’s serv... More...

‘Affinity Therapy’ for Autism: Author Reflects on Growing Interest

Guest post by Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of ... More...

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