Autism

Coronavirus and social isolation have upended daily life for families of children on the spectrum who thrive on routine.
The teen activist stopped eating and talking during a frightening time before her passion emerged, according to her family's book.
Rosie Phillips says she found her nonverbal son dazed and with Taser prongs still in his body. A HuffPost investigation shows that kids are getting Tasered at school around the country.
The character debuted in May, but the show just announced it would explore her backstory and how kids can deal with parental addiction.
The teenage climate activist explains how being different has helped her see the crisis.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network cut ties with the children's show over public service ads the nonprofit says are harmful.
"People with autism don’t just want to be audience members. We want to be employed,” the actor said.
A recent altercation I had with a flight attendant exemplified just how little most people understand about neurological diversity.
Genes account for about 80% of a child's risk of developing autism, a massive new study finds. Here's what parents need to know.
Four advocates with personal connections to autism share their visions for the tourism industry.
The apps offer terrific lessons on building communication, organization and social skills
To me, being “openly autistic” means not having to hide or mask my autism; it is the freedom to be exactly who I am.
The comic opened a window into their marriage in her Netflix comedy special.
The medically inaccurate books purported to offer "cures" for autism.
The Florida park includes a quiet room and a low sensory area for guests.
Eric McKay, a 15-year-old in Virginia, accepted a challenge by Lidl grocery store and shared his prize with people affected by the shutdown.
I was the angry, hovering mom you dreaded interacting with.
"It is very touching to me that he made my son so happy," the man's mother said.