AUTISM

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.
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What causes autism?

Autism actually covers a range of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Find out what scientists are learning about the causes of autism in this article.

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  • Behavior of Infants and Children with Autism

    Behavior of Infants and Children with Autism

    If your child is displaying behavior of infants and children with autism, you might need to see your doctor for help. Learn more about autism, autism behaviors, and treatment options. See more »

  • Diagnosing Autism

    Diagnosing Autism

    The first signs of autism may appear at birth or in children who had been developing normally. Take a look at the steps involved in diagnosing autism. See more »

  • Expert Q & A: Autism
with Sheila J. Wagner, M.Ed

    Expert Q & A: Autism with Sheila J. Wagner, M.Ed

    Is it true that early identification and therapy for autism can make a difference in how well a child copes with the disorder? Get the answer to this question and more with the help of this article. See more »

  • Social Signs of Autism

    Social Signs of Autism

    Children with autism seem to have tremendous difficulty learning to engage in the give-and-take of everyday human interaction. Learn more about the social signs of autism. See more »

  • Secretin No More Effective Than Placebo in Treating Autism Symptoms

    Secretin No More Effective Than Placebo in Treating Autism Symptoms

    Recent studies show that secretin is no more effective than a placebo in treating autism symptoms. Learn what the latest scientific evidence shows about treating autism with secretin. See more »

  • What are some fun activities for autistic children?

    What are some fun activities for autistic children?

    Autistic children often have difficulty communicating and relating to others. Learn about some fun activities for autistic children in this article. See more »

  • What are the common characteristics of autism?

    What are the common characteristics of autism?

    Children with autism seem to be locked in their own world. Learn about the common characteristics of autism from this article. See more »

  • What causes autism?

    What causes autism?

    Autism actually covers a range of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Find out what scientists are learning about the causes of autism in this article. See more »

  • Can Autism Be Outgrown?

    Can Autism Be Outgrown?

    Learn about autism symptoms, treatment, and other facts about autism in this article. See more »

  • Disorders Related to Autism

    Disorders Related to Autism

    Learn about disorders related to autism, treatment, and other facts about autism in this article. See more »

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