February 24, 2020

Parents of children with autism in Arizona may be able to treat their children with medical marijuana, thanks to House Bill 2049, which would add autism to the list of qualifying conditions for a medical marijuana card. Arizona senators Diego Espinoza and Lorenzo Sierr...

December 23, 2019

A new study has found that people with mutations in the top autism gene CHD8 tend to be tall and have large heads, in addition to having intellectual disability. Researchers have defined this condition as “CHD8 overgrowth syndrome.”

The study, led by medical geneticis...

December 19, 2019


A new study has found that neurons in the brains of mice lacking the autism gene CNTNAP2 are unable to distinguish between social and nonsocial smells. The study’s findings suggest that these differences drive the social problems in the mice, and possibly in autistic...

December 18, 2019

Diego Espinoza, a Democratic state representative from Tolleson, Arizona, is advancing a proposal this month that would force state health officials to allow the use of medical marijuana as a treatment for autism. 

According to a report by the news site Tucson.com, Es...

December 12, 2019

The severity of autism traits predicts children’s ability to learn basic life skills, according to a new study by researchers at McMaster University in Ontario. How well the children perform basic tasks of daily living at about age 6 depends on their language skills, a...

December 11, 2019

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and autism share changes in the same genes, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. The study, funded by the Aarhus University, Copenhagen University, and the Lundbeck Foundation, focused on t...