Food
Photos: Forget the malls, meet the reimagined food courts

Discovering Autism

  • Families cling to hope of autism 'recovery'
    Families cling to hope of autism 'recovery'

    An autism treatment called applied behavior analysis, or ABA, has wide support and has grown into a profitable business. It has its limits, though, and there are gaps in the science.

  • Living with autism
    Living with autism

    Autism can be difficult to understand and diagnose. People affected by the disorder talk about their day-to-day lives.

  • Autism hidden in plain sight
    Autism hidden in plain sight

    As more children are diagnosed with autism, researchers are trying to find unrecognized cases of the disorder in adults. The search for the missing millions is just beginning.

  • Why autism? There is no single answer
    Why autism? There is no single answer

    Theories abound on the genetic and environmental links to autism, but scientists have all but given up on finding one thing to explain it. The disorder's causes are almost certainly numerous and complex.

  • Popular autism therapy mixes warm praise, firm guidance
    Popular autism therapy mixes warm praise, firm guidance

    In some ways, applied behavior analysis resembles ordinary parent-child interactions — except every aspect has a purpose. ABA treatment for autism varies greatly from case to case, as does its success.

Loading