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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But the Twitter hashtag #SheCantBeAutistic started by Guardian columnist Nicola Clark is trying to bring attention to the issue, one tweet at a time.

By Cristen Conger

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

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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?

By Patrick J. Kiger

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?

By Shanna Freeman

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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Learn about sensory signs of autism, treatment, and other facts about autism in this article.

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.

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

Learn about unusual abilities, autism symptoms, treatment, and other facts about autism in this article.

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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.

By Stephanie Watson

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

By Julia Layton

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.