Autism is a complex developmental disorder, and in many ways it is still a mystery to modern physicians. Learn what research has discovered about the possible causes and effective treatments of autism.

Living Independently with Autism

Learn about living with autism, treatment, and other facts about autism in this article.

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  • Autism Basics

    Autism Basics

    Autism is a condition that interferes with a child's ability to communicate and interact socially. And in recent years, the number of children diagnosed with this condition has been rising. See more »

  • Can TV viewing cause autism?

    Can TV viewing cause autism?

    Headlines are announcing "TV Causes Autism" but that's not an accurate representation of what a recent Cornell study found. See more »

  • What is the autism diet?

    What is the autism diet?

    No one know what causes autism, and there's no single way to treat it, either. Up and coming is a strict diet free of gluten, casein and all manner of ingredients. Does the cure for autism lie in the gut? See more »

  • What You Need to Know About Autism

    What You Need to Know About Autism

    Parents fear their children will develop this disorder. And scientists don't bring much comfort -- there's no known cause or cure. What do we know for sure about autism? See more »

  • Activities for Kids with Autism

    Activities for Kids with Autism

    Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) can affect children's functionality in a wide variety of ways and levels of severity. Here are a few activities that may benefit kids with autism in the areas that are tough for them. See more »

  • Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Difficulties with communication and behavior fraught with repetitive or restrictive patterns are some of the symptoms shared by autism spectrum disorders. Learn about the different types of disorders here. See more »

  • Autism Causes

    Autism Causes

    Autism is caused by abnormalities that exist in the brain structures or functions. Take a look at autism brain studies and research to learn more about the causes of autism. See more »

  • Autism Language Difficulties

    Autism Language Difficulties

    Children with autism either don't speak, or have delayed language development and speak in unusual ways. Learn more about autism and language difficulties. See more »

  • Autism Medications

    Autism Medications

    Autism medications cannot reverse the underlying causes of the disorder, but have proven effective for treating the symptoms. Check out medications, symptoms, and tips for living with autism. See more »

  • Autism Treatments

    Autism Treatments

    There are a variety of autism treatments available. Learn about the different kinds of autism treatments and get tips on choosing a treatment program. See more »

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